Garfield Park Conservatory, Chicago

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Several different climates are housed under one glass roof at Garfield Park Conservatory. Visit the six greenhouses to see plants from all over the world, including 200-year-old cycads, a type of plant with a woody trunk and large evergreen leaves. Tour the 1.8 hectare (4.5 acre) site on a guided tour to learn more about the history of the building and to gather specific information on the collections of plant species. The conservatory also offers a few different themed tours ("Tropical Treats" or "Behind-the-Scenes," for instance), but you'll need to register online ahead of time for one of these. Using our custom trip planner, Chicago attractions like Garfield Park Conservatory can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The Garfield Park Conservatory is part of the Garfield Park complex and the park. The Conservatory is located just north of the Garfield Park Fieldhouse with its "Golden Dome". The Conservatory was bu...  more »
  • The largest enclosed conservatory in the world, host to amazing seasonal displays and one-time exhibitions, the conservatory's inner city environs have gentrified somewhat over the years, so this jewe...  more »
  • One of my favorite places on the planet. Serene, peaceful, well maintained. And the opportunity to inhale all the oxygen the plants give off is such a gift. I brought my children here, and I now I bri...  more »
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  • Garfield park is a hidden world! Once you are there, you forget the weather, who is around you or which neighborhood you are in. Its magic! The different displays in the conservatory are definitely eye catching and well thought out. The various events offered by the conservatory show nothing but support for the natural life. Been there several times and love talking about what a hidden gem that place is!! And the best part is its also free!! Had our wedding reception there and it was as magical as I could have imagined. The nature surrounding, fresh air, covered and beautiful place was a huge success!!
  • We visited the conservatory on as bitterly cold day after Christmas. It was like paradise. One of my adult children claimed that it was one of his favorite places ever. The beautiful glass building is separated by theme and temperature/ humidity. There is a room for desert plants, one for food producing plants, a treehouse room for kids. Beautiful specimen plants, exquisitely well maintained. maintained. Free but donations welcomed.
  • A fantastic botanical garden in the heart of Chicago. Hosted inside a huge glass conservatory, the gardens are arranged according to the types of plants housed in each wing. An impressive array of desert succulents are a particular highlight. Other excellent features include the large koi pond decorated with intricate glass flowers (and a smaller fish pond under the roots of a mangrove tree), and the seasonal displays and arrangements. Well located and easy to access (step right off the green line on the elevated railway and right into the front door!).
  • Beautiful setting for meeting or event. Helpful staff and volunteers. Peaceful atmosphere among the many plant displays. Family-friendly. Open 365 days a year. Free admission, donations welcome. Nice gift shop. Ample parking, wheelchair ramp from parking lot. Accessible to public transportation.
  • A lovely way to spend a cold winters day! The displays are gorgeous.. They out do themselves putting together such a beautiful display annually. Easy to spend a few hours. Many different options to accommodate all ages..

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