Recently, I was at the Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens for a fundraiser, and I had the chance to experience this new, magical place in Rockford. I was totally impressed with the new facility and artistic gem in our area. Here's a small sample.When you pull into Sinnissippi Gardens at 1354 North 2nd Street, a giant circular drive greets you and it is stunning. The flowers, the banners, and the colors.

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Venture past the entrance and the vegetation, the Lagoon, and waterfalls take you away. You have to remember you are in Rockford Illinois and not in an exotic location.

 

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Bravo to the Rockford Park District for maintenance and creating a true location to relax and unwind. Mix in the Rockford Trolley Car passing by, and you have a true destination to experience in our own back yard.

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Take some time this 4th of July weekend and experience the beautiful scenery along the Rockford River... You'll be just as proud as I am of our city.

For directions and information, go to www.nicolasconservatory.com