This Butterfly Garden In Berwyn, Illinois Is So Little-Known, You Just Might Have It All To Yourself
By Linze Rice|Published May 29, 2023
Ope! From the rural cornfields of DeKalb County, Linze is an Illinois native and true Midwestern gal who can make a mean bonfire and whip up a perfect marshmallow salad. Since 2014, her bylines and photography have appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Magazine, Chicago Sun-Times, and Block Club Chicago/DNAinfo Chicago, Only in Your State, and more. She has interviewed Dolly Parton, written about beloved diners along historic Route 66, visited the last Rainforest Cafe in the Illinois, and reviewed luxurious English manor-inspired hotels. Whether it's writing about a local gem or world-renowned establishment, Linze brings a heartwarming and historical perspective to each story, using facts, wit, and personal experience to impress upon readers the importance of culture, food, travel, and all things local. Her favorite destinations in Illinois include Starved Rock State Park, Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood, the charming small town of Sycamore, and historic Rosehill Cemetery. When she's not writing or photographing, Linze enjoys gardening, spending time with her husband and pets, cooking, baking, and grilling, and relaxing with trashy TV.
Nature in Illinois is so varied — from open prairies to incredible caves, there are many well-known must-see nature destinations. Yet, sometimes it’s the smaller places you only find at the local level that provide the scenic views and serene setting you crave from nature. One of my favorite places to grab some fresh air can be found after just a short walk through the best park in Berwyn, Illinois.
Do you think Proksa Park is the best park in Berwyn, Illinois? Have you ever visited the butterfly garden? What’s a hidden treasure in your area? Tell us in the comments! Start planning your trip by checking out the Proksa Park website — and while you’re in town, stop by to grab some of the best brisket in the state at this iconic music club and restaurant!
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