Along with the Horticulture Hall, THE SHOW HOUSE is the site of spectacular flower shows each year: the Spring, Summer, and Holiday Shows. All of the plant material displayed in the shows is grown at the Conservatory. This room was damaged in the June 30, 2011 hailstorm and will not display flower shows until repairs are completed.
THE DESERT HOUSE holds one of the region's most varied collections of cacti and succulents. These plants owe their popularity to their spectacular and unique forms, the promise of brilliant, short-lived flowers and their ability to withstand harsh, dry conditions. The size of plants in this room varies from the tiny stone plant to the large hedge cactus.
Designed as an idealized tropical landscape, THE PALM HOUSE where graceful palms, interspersed with a variety of other tropicals, soar up to a vaulted ceiling. This room underwent a restoration of its structure and plant collection in 2003.
Along with the Show House, HORTICULTURE HALL is the site of spectacular flower shows each year: the Spring, Summer, and Holiday Shows. All of the plant material displayed in the shows is grown at the Conservatory. Available for rent the hall is now sparkling with holiday lights and blooming with festive flowers and greenery.
Indoors, THE ELIZABETH MORSE GENIUS CHILDREN'S GARDEN Garden provides a fun and comfortable setting for families and school children. A giant, meandering vine with larger-than-life sized roots, seed, leaves and flower provides opportunities for children to play while learning about plants. Families are welcome at this haven for children with its interactive displays.
Garfield Park Conservatory's fern and desert rooms, as seen through a lens fogged by the humidity. The rooms in the Chicago landmark have reopened with new glass roofs and a combination of old and new plants.
Visit the Garfield Park Conservatory and explore our DEMONSTRATION GARDEN, a beautiful city-lot-sized working garden, to learn about community and organic gardening in Chicago. Theme areas inside demonstrate urban agriculture, beekeeping, composting and other techniques used to grow food, community and beauty in city spaces.