Directions and Hours

NURSERY HOURS     
April 10 through July 10
Monday-Saturday from 8-5
Sundays from 12-5

July 11 to October 10
Monday-Saturday from 8-5
Closed Sundays

Closed Easter Sunday, July 4, and Labor Day.

Our garden center season is April 10 to October 10 every year. 
Our new event center, The Barn, is a year-round facility. Call us for more information
or to schedule a tour.

Driving distances to Hornbaker Gardens from... 
Chicago: 110 miles

Rockford: 73 miles
Peoria: 55 miles
Quad Cities: 56 miles
Bloomington: 85 miles

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 a half mile. Take the first left at the "Y" intersection, and then go 2 miles until you see our sign on the left.

Directions from I-80 at Exit 61: (4 miles east of Princeton) go south on I-180 about 5 miles, take Exit 7 for Route 26 Princeton. Go west, toward Princeton only about 1/4 of a mile, and take the first left. Then go 2 miles, and up the steep hill. We are at the top of the hill on the right. You'll see our sign.

Directions from Peoria: Take Route 29 North. It turns into I-180. Continue north to Exit 7 for Route 26 Princeton exit. Turn left and go just a half mile and take the first left where you see a large sign 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.

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: do not exit until you see the large green exit sign that says Princeton. Ignore all the other exits for Rte 26.  At the end of the ramp, turn left and go just a half mile and take the first left where you see a large sign 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.

Contact Information

Hornbaker Gardens, Inc.
22937 1140 N. Ave.
Princeton, Illinois 61356

Phone: 815-659-3282
Fax: 815-659-3159

E-Mailmail@hornbakergardens.com

 

Nursery Hours


April 10 through July 10
Monday-Saturday from 8-5
Sundays from 12-5

July 11 to October 10
Monday-Saturday from 8-5
Closed Sundays

Closed Easter Sunday, July 4 and Labor Day

The Barn event center is a four-season building and we are booking events year-round. Give us a call!


 

 


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