Posts in category "Garfield Park Conservatory"

Green & Growing Fair This Saturday

If you have never been to the Green & Growing Fair at the Garfield Park Conservatory you should make a plan to attend this year. It is the only urban gardening fair in Chicago. It’s part festival, plant sale, social gathering, and a master class on urban and community gardening in Chicago. There are workshops... Read more »

Fleurotica 2012 Coming to Garfield Park Conservatory

Fleurotica 2012 Coming to Garfield Park Conservatory
Last week Bloomingdale’s hosted staff and members of the Garfield Park Conservatory to give a special preview of Fleurotica 2012. If you’re not aware, Fleurotica is a fashion show that features designs made from plants and flowers, and is an important fundraiser for the conservatory. This year’s show is particularly important since the conservatory is... Read more »

Blog Updates and Chicago Garden Events This Weekend

They’ve been making some updates to ChicagoNow and one of them is RSS feeds. You can subscribe to this blog via RSS by clicking this link. Alternately, you can enter your email in the Email subscription box on the left. It is powered by Feedburner and you’ll only get Emails with news posts here. You... Read more »
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Wine & Wildflowers Benefit at Lincoln Park Zoo For Garfield Park Conservatory

Wine & Wildflowers Benefit at Lincoln Park Zoo For Garfield Park Conservatory
Enjoy an inside look at Lincoln Park Zoo’s lush landscapes with this charming garden party on Thursday, September 1 5:30-8pm. Guests will savor seasonal cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and meet author Julia Bachrach at this fundraiser for the Garfield Park Conservatory’s restoration after it was damaged in the June hailstorm. Tickets are $95 per-person. If... Read more »

Hailstorm Damage Shuts Down Garfield Park Conservatory

Hailstorm Damage Shuts Down Garfield Park Conservatory
Last night’s storm that reportedly produced golf ball-sized hail in some areas caused so much damage to the Garfield Park Conservatory that it has been shut down until further notice. Staff report that there’s so much broken glass hanging from the greenhouses that it isn’t safe to allow visitors to enter the premises. The video... Read more »

Spring Flower and Bonsai Show this Weekend

Spring Flower and Bonsai Show this Weekend
There are a few events on my garden calendar that let me know that winter is almost over. The first is the Spring Flower Show at the Garfield Park Conservatory.  The show runs from Saturday, January 19th through Sunday, May 8th. As a hater of poinsettias I generally avoid the conservatory during the winter and... Read more »
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"Beer Under Glass" Micro-Brew Event at Garfield Park Conservatory

Stroll through the Garfield Park Conservatory during the “Beer Under Glass” Micro-Brew Event sampling craft beer in your own souvenir glass from Argus, Goose Island, Half Acre, Hamburger Mary’s, Metropolitan, Rock Bottom Chicago, and Two Brothers. There will be a sampling of local and organic food from  Marion Street Cheese Market Green Zebra and Rock... Read more »

TulipMania at Garfield Park Conservatory

Tulips in Chicago parkway Ever wonder what happens to the plants the City plants in gardens and displays after they’ve stopped blooming and get replaced? TulipMania at the Garfield Park Conservatory is a day where tulips are bagged and distributed to Chicago gardeners just like yourself. On Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 9AM the Garfield Park... Read more »
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