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Lake Ellyn Interactive Plant Tours

Lake Ellyn Self-Guided Tree Tour

Learn about and connect with Lake Ellyn’s trees! Interactive tree tags are installed on legacy trees (represented by the green tree symbols on the map) throughout the park, allowing visitors to learn detailed information about each tree. The Lake Ellyn Self-Guided Tree Tour was generously funded thanks to an anonymous donation.

At the park? Simply scan the QR code on the tree’s tag with your smartphone or tablet. Be sure to click on the target icon to show your location. At home? Browse the collection using the online map.


Lake Ellyn Demonstration Garden

Have you seen the demonstration garden in the circle in front of the Lake Ellyn Boathouse? The garden includes trees and perennials that are hardy, provide color, and attract beneficial insects and birds. Soon, QR codes on-site will link visitors to details on the planting, planting care, and a database of native and sustainable plant information. Visitors will be able to scan the codes with a smartphone.

The garden was funded through DuPage Foundation’s Glen Ellyn Fund. The Fund supports projects and programs right here in our hometown. Design was completed by Village of Glen Ellyn Environmental Commission member and landscape designer Jennifer Umlauf, along with Park District Project Manager Nathan Troia.