Directions and Hours
NURSERY HOURS The garden center is closed for 2018.
Driving distances to Hornbaker Gardens from...
Directions from I-80 at Princeton, Exit 56: Follow Route 26 as it winds through town, and continue south on Route 26 from the east edge of town. About a mile or so south of town, watch for a "Tourist Activities" sign for Hornbaker Gardens. Turn right at the sign onto 2155 E. St., and go about 1/2 mile. Take the first left at the "Y" intersection, and then go 2 miles until you see our sign on the left.
Directions from Bloomington: Take Route 39 North. Take exit #51 for IL 71. Turn left (west) onto IL 71 toward Hennepin. IL 71 turns into I-180. Continue west and then north on I-180. Take Exit 7 for Route 26 Princeton. IMPORTANT: wait for Exit 7, Route 26 Princeton. Ignore all the other exits for Rte 26. At the end of the ramp, turn left and go just 1/2 mile and take the first left where you see a sign up on the hillside. Follow this winding road for 2 miles to the top of a steep hill and you'll see our sign and entrance on the right
TRUCKERS and BUS DRIVERS should not use the Directions from I-80, as shown above. Instead, at exit 61, go south on I-180 about 1 mile, and exit at Route 6. Go west about 3 miles to the stop sign on the east edge of Princeton. Turn left, or south, on Rt. 26 and go about 1 mile south of town. Watch for a “Tourist Activities” sign for Hornbaker Gardens. Turn right at that sign onto 2155 E St., and go about a half mile. Take the first left (at a Y intersection), and then go 2 miles until you see our sign on the left. Come all the way back on our lane (about ¾ of a mile). There will be a place to turn around.
Hornbaker Gardens, Inc.