Garfield Park Conservatory

Garfield Park Conservatory

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The Garfield Park Conservatory is home to hundreds of plants in tropical regions of the world. The conservatory occupies 10,000 square feet. Even in the cold winter, you can stay warm in the greenhouse and see the flowers blooming! They also organize various educational exhibits and special events throughout the year.

The Garfield Park Conservatory was built in 1915 and rebuilt in 1954. Nowadays, the rainforest themed greenhouse harvests all kinds of world famous methyl bromide, ferns, palms and orchids. The dense outdoor garden was designed by German landscape architect George E. Kessler and put into use in 1916. They are formal European-style gardens with three fountains, paved brick walkways and benches. They are replanted twice a year and retain Kessler’s original vision. The facility focuses on rainforest-focused environmental education programs for teens and adults. We organize outdoor concerts and seasonal exhibitions, as well as weddings and other rentals.

Engagement and weddings have been held at Garfield for more than 100 years. The park venues, especially the Conservatory and Sunken Garden are excellent venues for special events. For more information on weddings and other business events after dark in the greenhouse and sunken garden, visit Garfield’s website.

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