Garfield Park Conservatory
Chicagoans who waited patiently for summer to arrive are now grumbling under their umbrellas.
No matter the season, visiting a botanical garden in Chicago is an excellent way to get closer to nature and experience the wonderment of plant life.
After months of snow, ice and cold weather, it’s time to embrace the warm weather of spring. From kite flying to festivals, celebrating the arrival of spring in the Chicagoland area has never been so fun.
Say goodbye to the dragon and get ready to celebrate the year of the snake as the Chicagoland area prepares for the Chinese new year. From tea ceremonies to parades, there’s plenty to do to start the new year. Use this list to get started in planning your own festivities.
Garfield Park Conservatory is the part-time home this spring and summer for six goats whose job it is to keep the place well mowed.
You could spend a small fortune going to a movie or sending the kids to day camp, but we’ve compiled a list of free, inexpensive and exciting activities to take you through the weekend. Be sure to double check the website for what’s included. You may still need to pay for special activities or parking. So pack up the kids and pack a lunch and have a great winter break.
The Garfield Park Conservatory has lost one of its rare plants.
Set out on a Valentine’s Day themed tour de chocolat in Chicago! Just don’t get a tummy ache…
Looking for better luck at the Garfield Park Conservatory in 2012, the Chicago Park District called in the big guns on this, the weekend before the Chinese New Year.
I want you to know, a lot has changed since my last date guide. I’m not the amateurish schmuck I was when I wrote that dating guide. I’m a totally new schmuck. I am more mature and ready to tell you about some of the best winter date spots that exist in this fine city.
One of the historic rooms at the Garfield Park Conservatory, heavily damaged this summer in a hail storm, has reopened.
You can have the chance to buy some unusual plants very cheaply, and at the same time, help the Chicago Park District recover from the hail damage at the Garfield Park Conservatory this past summer.
It has been two and a half months since a hailstorm shattered the glass ceilings of the Garfield Park Conservatory, and caused $2 million in damage. Now, the conservatory has kicked off a fundraising campaign to pay for the rest.
The June 30 hailstorm that destroyed a portion of the Garfield Park Conservatory has prompted a fundraising drive, because insurance will not cover the devastation until an assessment is finished.
As officials at the Garfield Park Conservatory have begun working to repair widespread damage from last week’s hail, carpenters have building rolling wooden shields so workers can safely water ferns under shattered glass roofs.
Three areas of the Garfield Park Conservatory were reopened to the public on Sunday after tens of thousands of window panes were smashed by hail last week, forcing the historic site to close.
Hailstones the size of large marbles rained down on the Garfield Park Conservatory Thursday night, smashing tens of thousands of window panes that cover three of the giant greenhouses and causing widespread damage to the plants.
The snow is melting and people are beginning to wear flip-flops even though it’s only 40 degrees–this can only mean one thing– it’s Spring time in Chicago. Celebrate the release from hibernation and finally cure your cabin fever. Get outdoors and smell the flowers!
The year is already well underway, and some of you may have not set a resolution for the year – or have already given up on one. Here’s a list to get you off to a good start.
In an annual tradition that goes back generations, the halls of the Lincoln Park Conservatory will be decked with poinsettias and model train tracks starting today.