Nature’s Past and Present at the Garfield Park Conservatory

It was another rainy and windy day in Chicago and I rather than sit inside all day, I decided to do what I do best on bad weather days: embark on an adventure.  With my final days in Chicago approaching me, I decide to take on others’ suggestions and explore the Garfield Park ConservatoryHaving already visited the Lincoln Park Conservatory, I know my plant and nature-loving personality will enjoy the two acres of indoor public greenhouse.  What I didn’t expect is how much I would admire this conservatory with its mix of desert, ferns, and blossoming flowers.  As I wander through various rooms of plant species, I continually see how the conservatory emulates founder Jens Jensen’s words, “The country must come to the city.” Continue Reading ›