In the heart of Chicago stands one of the most incredible gardens in the whole of the city, The Garfield Park. Occupying an area of 184 acres this park makes a haven for relaxation amidst a world of breathtaking flora. Within the boundaries of the Garfield Park stands the beautifully designed Garfield Park Conservatory, making this park a well-known attraction throughout the world. Known locally as the ‘landscape art under glass’ the conservatory houses a beautiful collection of plants, exhibited so magnificently that it is bound to take your breath away. Each plant is portrayed in a beautifully landscaped setting where gardens are built through an array of rare and intriguing plant species. So explore this make believe paradise and enjoy soothing relaxation in the middle of the city.
The Garfield Park dates way back to the early 20th century and makes the oldest park in the city. Its unique architecture in line with the trends of the time was designed and brought to life by the famous Jens Jensen in collaboration with Schmidt, Garden, & Martin. During its early inauguration the attraction was designed to be just a pleasure ground but today does so much more with its admired conservation program in its conservatory.
The Garfield Park Conservatory occupies a total of 4.5 acres and houses an array of intriguing plant exhibits which include 700 different species of plants indoors and 200 species outdoors. Specimens are taken from around the world, some of which are over 300 years old. The conservatory also has a number of interesting sectors such as Aroid House, Desert House, Fern Room, Palm House, Horticulture Hall and Show House, Each displaying a unique collection of plants and fabulous landscape throughout the area. The conservatory also houses a large indoor children’s garden which is a favorite among families.
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