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Garfield Park Conservatory

Not an active site.

Address

300 N. Central Park Ave.

Neighborhood

Garfield Park / North Lawndale

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.