The largest Lilac Collection in the United States!! A visit to the Lilac Festival in Highland Park offers a rare opportunity to experience the incredible beauty and intense fragrance of more than 500 varieties of lilacs on 1200 plants!
Springtime in Highland Park is filled with discovery - and the opportunity to explore the incredible beauty and intense fragrance of the parks famous Lilac Collection. Visitors to the park also enjoy the Japanese Maple collection, thirty-five varieties of sweet-smelling magnolias, a barberry collection, a rock garden with dwarf evergreens, 700 varieties of rhododendron, azaleas, mountain laurel and Andromeda, horse chestnuts, spring bulbs and wildflowers and a large variety of trees. The park’s pansy bed features 10,000 plants, designed into an oval floral “carpet” with a new pattern each year.