Glorious Garden Festival

Jul. 14, 2023    1:00pm - 7:00pm
David Davis Mansion, 1000 Monroe Drive, Bloomington, IL 61701

Join us July 14-15 for the 27th Annual GLORIOUS GARDEN FESTIVAL, with all events starting at the David Davis Mansion in Bloomington.


A paid ticket for the GARDEN WALK gives gardeners and garden lovers two days to visit several beautiful, inspired private gardens in the community from 1-7 pm on Friday, July 14 and 9am-3pm on Saturday, July 15.


Several FREE EVENTS are included in the 2023 Glorious Garden Festival and are available during the same hours:


  • Shop the GARDEN FAIR on the Mansion lawn featuring local artists, craftspeople and businesses selling garden-inspired art, plants, and treasures. Community partners will offer visitors garden-themed activities and art projects on Saturday only. Refreshments will available throughout both days.


  • Enjoy FREE TOURS of Sarah Davis’ historic garden given by Master Gardeners and a walk through the David Davis Mansion with experienced docents. Shop the Clover Lawn Gift Shop at the mansion for the best gifts, garden art and packets of seeds for many of the heirloom plants at Sarah’s Garden.


  • Bring the CHILDREN to experience the Bloomington Public Library Story Walk in Sarah’s Garden. The Garden Walk also features an interactive Scavenger Hunt.




Garden Walk ticket sales open June 15 and can be purchased online HERE, as well as at 5 local businesses: AB Hatchery & Garden Center, Casey’s Garden Shop & Florist, Crossroads Fair Trade Goods and Gifts, The Garlic Press, Growing Grounds Lawn & Garden Center, and Wendell Niepagen Greenhouses & Garden Center.


** General admission tickets will NOT be sold in advance at the David Davis Mansion Visitor's Center. **


Advanced tickets are $18 for adults, $10 for children 13-17 and FREE for children 0-12, with sales ending at noon on Thursday, July 13. Tickets can also be purchased for $20 on the Mansion lawn starting at 1pm on the first day of the event.


Members can receive up to 2 discounted tickets for $15 each. Please e-mail [email protected] for more information.


The Glorious Garden Festival is a fundraiser for the David Davis Mansion Foundation, which supports the mansion’s educational programming and preservation initiatives. We appreciate your contribution!




Thank you to our Corporate and Supporting Sponors, who partnered with us for this treasured community event. Please support these generous local businesses by shopping with them and utilizing their services. Read more about them HERE.