Where: Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park Ave, Show House, 312-746-5100
When: November 24, 2017 – January 7, 2018 from 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Holiday Flower Show ‘Fire and Ice’. This year’s show tells a conservation story about the regenerative power that fire and frost can provide to ecosystems. The show features poinsettias in fiery colors, conifers, and other plants that evoke both fire and ice.
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.