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Garfield Park Conservatory

Address

300 N. Central Park Ave.

Neighborhood

Garfield Park / North Lawndale

Hours

Sat, Oct 15: 9am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 16: 9am - 5pm

Family Friendly Photography Permitted Wheelchair Accessible

Architect

Jens Jensen, 1908

Description

This calming space was the largest greenhouse in the world upon its completion. Landscape architect Jens Jensen designed it to emulate Midwestern haystacks. It remains a masterpiece of “landscape art under glass” with scenic interior vistas comprising meandering pathways, lagoons and exotic plants—planted not in pots, but directly into the ground. Today the conservatory inspires and educates visitors about the power of nature through innovative programs and special events.

Behind the Scenes

Take a new smartphone-guided interactive tour of the crown jewel of the west side.

Part of the ComEd Sustainability Trail

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