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About Us

Gorgeous and lush plants and flowers so you can create your own perfect space


to Our Story

The Gardens of Woodstock is more then just plants, it’s a destination. Creators Mike and Len Balleto had the dream, vision and drive to make this garden a reality. With over 35 years to date in the landscaping business, we made the jump from Roselle to Woodstock, our current location.

The Gardens began as a nursery to supply our landscaping business. As we enlarged our landscaping business we saw the need and opportunity to expand our offerings. Hence The Gardens was started.

The Gardens feature several waterfalls and ponds. The original waterfall was small with only a 3 foot drop and a small pond. Today when you take a walk through The Gardens you can see how our passion grew and evolved. The Gardens now includes 5 separate waterfalls. The two largest have over 5 foot drops and evoke serenity with the sound of falling water. You can identify two more by the sound of bubbling brooks and small catch ponds that cascade into a large pond.

Meandering Brick Walkway in the Garden

Stroll our meandering brick walks and patios complemented by lush colorful landscaping. You will find many new and unusual plants that the we have sought out at unique nurseries throughout the United States.

Many of our patrons who have walked through The Gardens have stated “I feel like I am at the Chicago Botanic Gardens.” We are not nearly as large, but we like to think that we are beautifying the earth in the same way.

We hope to see you soon.

What our clients are saying...

I can not say enough amazing things about this place. It is absolutely gorgeous!! We had our wedding here last night and it was everything I imagined it to be and more. Mike and his staff are extremely professional and accommodating. It was an absolute pleasure to work with him. The bar tenders were wonderful also! Everything ran so smoothly and exactly as planned. I am so happy we chose this venue for our special day. It was a dream come true. Thank you so much for everything Mike, we had an amazing time!
Any Jameson
Our wedding was perfect, thanks to our beautiful venue. We had a gorgeous day. Mike was SO helpful throughout the whole planning process and the day of as well. I could not have asked for a more beautiful wedding venue or a more helpful contact person. Mike was very quick to respond to emails and you can tell how much he loves what he does. 100% perfect
Emma Scott
The Gardens of Woodstock was just what I was looking for. It was the only venue we looked at and we fell in love instantly. We lucked out and put in our deposit right away and 20 mins later another couple came in wanting our exact date! We got so lucky. Mike was great to work with. He was very responsive and made things easy. We had a beautiful ceremony and I highly recommend if you get married with a small guest list to do so in the front garden area. It is so BEAUTIFUL! No additional followers or decor are needed. I can’t wait to see our pics from the photographer. This truly is a hidden gem. I couldn’t be happier with our choice.
Pam Williams
September 1st We celebrated our Wedding at the Gardens of Woodstock. Our experience was, without exception, Stunning! Lush gardens, exceptional staff who anticipated & accommodated beautifully our every wish. Abundant Joy! Abundant Compliments! Abundant Thanks!
John Smith


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