GETTING STARTED AT Soder World
Parking was plentiful at the lot. We visited on a Memorial Day and the spa was closed.
Follow the path
After parking, we walked to the entrance of the building to the left. We followed the gravel path and could hear the small waterfall. Swing benches were available to take in sounds. We even found a zen garden and a Gaia Temple to meditate. Continuing onto the path, we saw fairy houses, an “I Am” tree with positive affirmations, herbs and plants along the way and even a strawberry patch.
We continued the path until we saw a sign for the Garden of Eden.
Note: The gardens are open to the public, but please be mindful of guests at the Wellness Center. This is their sanctuary.
Cross the Rainbow Bridge
My absolute favorite part was crossing the rainbow bridge which leads to the Garden of Eden.
Embrace the calm
After crossing the bridge, we immediately saw the small koi pond with plenty of seats surrounding it. Walk along the path through the garden where there are different statues and quotes. Connect with what you are drawn to. Say hello to the Adam and Eve, the swans, in the larger pond.
There are different types of chairs and hammocks to just sit and relax. Other things to do: hug a tree, walk the labyrinth, burn your fears, trade a rock in their rock garden, and so much more.
TIPS TO ENJOY Soder World
- Be mindful of others using the garden aka use quiet voices.
- Pack a picnic to enjoy at any of the picnic tables.
- Bring a rock to exchange at their rock garden.
- Check out some of the classes that they offer including aerial yoga.
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Final Thoughts of the Garden of Eden at Soder World
This hidden gem is perfect for a picnic or when you need a space for calm and relaxation. It’s the perfect spot for a little peace and quiet.
Address: 16 W. 501 Nielson Ln, Willowbrook, IL 60527
Cost: Outside gardens are free
Bathrooms: Didn’t see any outside