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Garfield Conservatory – A great greenspace

This place is a great way to get out of the urban landscape as I sometimes like to escape the buildings and it’s just lovely to wander through an indoor garden that includes interesting plants, fruits, mosses, ferns, glass art, and a steamy atmosphere that will melt any capitalist’s heart for the price of free! Who doesn’t like free?? In the summer time they have a lovely outdoor garden that connects to a massive park there both relaxation and activity is what is on the menu. If it is summer or fall and the weather is absolutely gorgeous don’t forget to take a lap around the pond. They also have beekeeping classes and farmer’s markets if you catch them at the right time.

If you are really into Chicago history you should know that the Conservatory is over 100 years old. You can definitely tell that it was established a long time ago but the grounds are so well kept that it feels fresh and new every time I go. Also, and if you like art, don’t forget to check out the Chihuly glass scattered about the Aroid house.

To get there take the CTA Green Line to the Conservatory-Central Park Drive Station. Look for the big dome and go inside.

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Address

300 N Central Park Ave, Chicago

Opening Times

Thu - Tue 09:00 - 17:00, Wed 09:00 - 20:00 | Mandatory Shut-Down Dec 24, Dec 31

Price

Free

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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)