Where: Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park Ave, Show House, 312-746-5100
When: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 – Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
The Conservatory’s Show House is transformed into a celebration of baseball in Chicago. On the heels of the Cubs’ pennant win, the Show house incorporates icons of Wrigley Field into its annual spring flowering extravaganza.
Check out Conservatory kids and family programs here.
General info about the Conservatory here.
The Garfield Park Conservatory is one of the largest conservatories in the nation. When it opened in 1908 it was referred to as “landscape art under glass.” The conservatory occupies approximately 4.5 acres inside and out, where thousands of rare plant species are on display throughout eight indoor display rooms and vast outdoor gardens during the summer.
The Conservatory’s eight themed and multifaceted display houses are: Palm House, Fern Room, Sugar from the Sun, Elizabeth Morse Genius Children’s Garden, Aroid House, Desert House, Horticulture Hall and The Show House. The outdoor gardens include a city garden, a sensory garden, a labyrinth, lily pools and a demonstration garden.
Most recently, the Garfield Park Conservatory sustained catastrophic damage from a hail storm that swept through the area in June, 2011, shattering 60 percent of the facility’s glass roof. The public display houses most affected by the damage include the historic Fern Room, Show House, and Desert House, along with the all 10 production greenhouses. Reconstruction and repairs are complete and all rooms have reopened.