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As one of the largest conservatories in the nation occupying 4.5 acres, the facility was designed by renowned landscape architect Jens Jensen. Thousands of plant species are on display throughout its eight rooms and magnificent outdoor floral gardens.
Free entry! Great place to just walk around and kill time. Take advantage of the green field in the backyard!
This is an unexpected oasis so close to the highway and public transit. It is worth a visit for a stroll, especially because it's free and there's free parking in their lot.
A hidden gem in the city and it's free (free parking too!). Giant green house with a lot of plants and a huge back yard with a pond.
This place is beautiful!!!
Absolutely beautiful. A must see!
Gorgeous, enormous, and featuring really diverse plant life.
One of the most beautiful places in the city. Hands down!
Such a beautiful place to take photographs and breathe in some fresh air.
Its free PLUS parking!!! :-)
A lovely display, but you can see everything within an hour. I'll go back when the renovations are done.
Absolutely amazing. Especially since it's super close to the green line.
Great way to spend a winter's day.
Great wintertime escape
Still under renovation, didn't get to see the Fern Room. Still, it was an enjoyable trip! Easy to get there from downtown Chicago.
What a beautiful spot! Definitely a Chicago gem.
Free entry, donation suggested. One of my favorite places in the city. The back garden and pond are the highlight. Urban oasis.
a lovely gem right in the middle of the west side. relaxing, loved seeing the urban garden outside!
Pardon the dust as go get "back to glass!" We are renovating a few of the rooms damaged from the 2011 hail storm! The Conservatory is still open! For more information:
I would make my intern do this
Surprise in fountain
This is a great Chicago Winter destination. You can take a beautiful stroll through the gardens and give your lungs a much needed spa treatment of warm fragrant moist air.
Great location for wedding reception
If you're interested in beekeeping or vermicomposting their classes are a great way to start.
Such a beautiful and relaxing place
Love love love the conservatoryA
Watch out for running children if your a photographer trying to shoot on a Saturday. The little people are small and very fast
Dark Shadow-ME//We'LL SEE!
Recondition your dry winter lungs with a stroll thru the moist humid air. Great day trip!
A lush green oasis that is always free.
Don't miss the Scheelea Palm, which has been growing since 1926! It's huge!
I can never get enough of the Sensitive Plant (Mimosa pudica)..also, brown paper a lunch, head towards the garden and enjoy!
Great place to visit or get married at. I do.
The Elizabeth Morse Genius Children's Garden at Garfield Park Conservatory is nominated for Best Brush with Nature in our Hipsqueak Awards, vote now at timeoutchicagokids.com/awards!
Visit Inspiration Kitchen while you are here. $11 entrees (catfish, short ribs, duck & peach cobbler)
While you are here, stop by Inspiration Kitchen for a meal or a tour! $11 entrees (catfish, short ribs, duck, & peach cobbler) ;-)
Kick off the growing season with the 20th Annual Green & Growing Fair at the Garfield Park Conservatory on Sat. April 28 from 11am - 4pm. Free admission!
Blow your mind at peace!
Fleurotica hits the runway on Fri., March 23 at Venue One, 1044 W. Randolph. Get your pre-sale tickets before 2/14!
All rooms are officially open! Come check it out. Pardon our dust though - work still continues as we work to rebuild the facility. To see how you can help, go to
Always free, this facility is an amazing oasis in the city, especially on cold winter days. Their seasonal displays are amazing and the fern room is a child's dream. The kids garden is underwhelming.
While you're here grab a picnic at Inspiration Kitchen across the street. This social enterprise employs disadvantaged people and teaches them skills for the hospitality industry.
Entrance is free but a donation is asked at times. Either way, it's a great place to go -- indoors and out-- to take in some beautiful and exotic plant life. I love this place in the winter!
Help rescue a homeless plant & take home a piece of living history from the Garfield Park Conservatory on Sat., Oct. 22 from 9am - 2pm for the Plant Rescue Sale. For more info call 773-638-1766.
All of Garfield Park deserves attention. It's beautiful here.
Dress yourself & the kids in layers; some of the rooms are very hot & humid while others are cool.http://www.toddlingaroundchicagoland.com/2011/03/garfield-park-conservatory.html
Wonderful outing for a rainy day! Or any day. My baby was fascinated by all the plants and flowers. Very convenient via Green Line train.