Winter Visit to the Garfield Park Conservatory – Chicago

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.

Fern Room

Stacia Across the Pond

Palm House

Blooming flowers in the dead of winter, yes!
Blooming Plants in the Conservatory

Blooming Plants in the Conservatory

The weather outside was around 32 degrees and sunless but inside was warm and humid and full of greenery.

Fern Room

Yum, pineapple!!
Pineapple

Century Plant
Century Plant

Desert Room

Koi Pond
Koi Pond

Koi Pond

Lance Calathea
Lance Calathea

Stacia
Stacia at the Garfield Park Conservatory

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.

Eddie
Me at the Garfield Park Conservatory

More photos from our visit

-Birdfreak (Eddie)

2 thoughts on “Winter Visit to the Garfield Park Conservatory – Chicago

  1. I was able to get to you blog from work today. I’ll try again from home tonight & if I’m still having a problem, I’ll know it’s something to do with my computer or our ISP.

  2. Thanks for posting this review – nice to see that this is a good idea for the winter months.

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