Where: Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park Ave, Horticulture Hall, Main 312-746-5100, Programs: 773-638-1766
When: November 23, 2018 – January 6, 2019 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fee: Free. Age Range: Any
This year’s show will feature a sugar plum dream display of pink poinsettias and deep green trees decorated in a rosy illumination. You’ll be tickled pink by the holiday glow that extends beyond the Show House throughout the Conservatory.
ABout the Garfield Park Conservatory
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 were completed in June 2015.