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Garfield Park Conservatory

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You either know what a conservatory does or you don't.

This in my opinion isplace the greatest Conservatory in the world. I have been in and out of this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
A must visit place in Chicago!

The conservatory is not in the best neighborhood but there is plenty of parking to visit by car or... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chicago, Illinois
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300 N Central Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60624-1996
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All reviews green line fern room suggested donation tropical plants children's garden plant life palm house chicago winter desert house cold winter day botanical gardens central park free admission worth the trip great place to visit couple of hours the loop
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This in my opinion isplace the greatest Conservatory in the world. I have been in and out of this place over this years since the 1950's and have never been disappointed.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank JamesS7656
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The conservatory is not in the best neighborhood but there is plenty of parking to visit by car or take the ‘L’ (Green Line) almost to the door. One of the best conservatories in the country. You will not be disappointed.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ChicagoSJP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love plants, this hidden gem on the westside of Chicago is for you! The price is right, (free), but they do ask for a donation, which we gladly gave for such beauty. There are several different rooms, like ferns and orchids, my personal...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank PDXEmmaB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went in the winter and the Garfield Park Conservatory is a welcome green paradise. There are lots of plants from different regions and they're all well labeled. It's a good place to learn about botany or just get a break from the doldrums of...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank SusanKelly29
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This conservatory is free but donation is strongly encouraged. I was expecting a relatively small greenhouse or similar attraction with some plants but was amazed at how many plants were there. The conservatory was divided into certain rooms depending on the climate of the plants....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank maceyr-maceyr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

free donation requested largest in world when built and its amazing now. Park close neighborhood can be dangerous. Fantasyland inside see tiled mosiac fountain

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 555evanl
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Garden of Eden! This is really worth the long walk if you are up to the energy ir requires. The variety of flora and fauna is beautiful.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Patricia M
Reviewed 4 December 2018

This is a huge conservatory, well maintained and beautifully built. The fern room was my favorite, with koi and turtles. Even though we did not go outside, there was plenty to see within the walls.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Katherine K
Reviewed 22 November 2018

This is one of my favorite places to visit. The conservatory is always changing up some of the plants, with amazing variety. The air is great, and there are wonderful learning opportunities.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sharonlm480
Reviewed 16 November 2018

The garden hosts some of the oldest palm trees and cacti from across the US. The garden is very clean and well maintained. The place is free, so there is that as well. Only thing is that it should have a small cafe or something...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank KevinAndrew356
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Abigail S
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The Christmas flowers will be there now. 90 minutees to 2 hrs is what I would book.