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Garfield Park Conservatory

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Garfield Park Conservatory

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300 N Central Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60624-1996
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MidwestKathM wrote a review Oct 19
Detroit, Michigan263 contributions24 helpful votes
On a weekend getaway to Chicago, we visited the Conservatory solely to see their Flowers of Monet gardens. And despite it being mid-October, we were pleasantly surprised at how many flowers were still in bloom. Having visited Monet's gardens in Giverny, we could see the efforts of the Conservatory gardeners to recreate the beauty of those gardens and bring them to life for visitors here. Love the arch and the living wall and even the water lily pond pots!! The signage explaining the various flowers and how Monet grew the same and painted them were excellent. Kudos to all involved in creating this beautiful garden as an adjunct to the Monet and Chicago exhibition at the Art Institute.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Thank you for the lovely review! We're thrilled you had a wonderful time.
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ElTouristo61 wrote a review Oct 2
New York City, New York2,210 contributions124 helpful votes
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With the indoor greenhouses closed due to the pandemic, a trip to the Observatory means a short stroll through the outdoor gardens. So, my review only reflects the outdoor portion of the Garfield Park Observatory. Yes, the Observatory is a nice respite from walking around the streets of Chicago but the outdoor plantings are limited. There is easy access to the Observatory from the Chicago Transit Authority’s green line and access to the outdoor gardens was free. I especially liked the dahlias and the water lilies. My advice would be to wait until the greenhouses reopen for a visit.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from tlgarfieldpark, Public Relations Manager at Garfield Park Conservatory
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Hello! Thank you for visiting our 10 acres of outdoor gardens. We are happy you enjoyed The Flowers of Monet exhibit. To get the latest updates on the Conservatory, you can hear them first by subscribing to our e-newsletter.
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Makayla wrote a review Sep 2020
Houston, Texas13 contributions5 helpful votes
We loved this visit, we thought we were in the future, many plants, lush atmosphere, it's really beautiful
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from tlgarfieldpark, Public Relations Manager at Garfield Park Conservatory
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Thank you for the lovely review!
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Hilda wrote a review Sep 2020
Chicago, Illinois2 contributions
Considering the gritty rep of my childhood neighborhood, the conservatory is the gem of the area. When mom died in 2007, it provided me with solace and harmony.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Steven A wrote a review Sep 2020
Chicago, Illinois86 contributions16 helpful votes
Beautifully tucked away in Garfield Park looms the beautiful Garfield Conservatory. It is an unexpected treat and truly a rewarding experience inside when walking through the various climates of foliage. It is especially beautiful during the Christmas holiday, and guaranteed to impress! If you haven't visited it yet, shame on you, because it is a real treat! Don't let the neighborhood scare you, come during the daytime hours and enjoy the experience - it is totally worth it!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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