With a huge (potentially “historic”) snowstorm looming we (Stacia and me) spent a few hours over the past weekend visiting Garfield Park Conservatory in nearby Chicago, Illinois. It was a great respite from the winter “blahs” to be surrounded by palm trees and other tropical plants plus desert flora and blooming plants.
The weather outside was around 32 degrees and sunless but inside was warm and humid and full of greenery.
It was my first visit to the conservatory and I highly recommend it to anyone in the area, especially in winter. It was a fabulous treat to retreat from winter for a few hours and enjoy an amazing array of plant life.