Posts tagged "Garfield Park Conservatory"

Winter Gardening in Chicago

Sorry about the lack of updates on here at Chicago Garden, but this year I got a gig writing at TreeHugger, and combined with the mrbrownthumb garden blog, and my Twitter account, and Facebook gardening page–I just couldn’t keep up with another blog. Hopefully, I’ll do a better job of scheduling myself and finding time... Read more »

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 »

Free Tulip Bulbs in Chicago 2012

Free Tulip Bulbs in Chicago 2012
Have you ever wondered what becomes of all those tulips you see planted in parks and planters around the Loop? Maybe you’ve seen them being planted or being taken out after the blooms have faded and thought that they’re just trashed or composted. The truth is that every spring the City of Chicago and Chicago... Read more »
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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 »

Community Gardener Potluck This Wednesday

GreenNet Chicago’s Annual Potluck is this Wednesday at the Garfield Park Conservatory.¬†Community Gardener of the Year Awards will be distributed. Network with Chicago’s community gardeners, and sit in on a panel discussion on garden network best practices and more. ¬†Click the title of this post for more information.

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 »
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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 »

Volunteer in Gardens Around Chicago 2011

Volunteer in Gardens Around Chicago 2011
Photos courtesy LPZoo.org (left) and WpGarden.org (right) For Chicagoans who want to garden but don’t have the time or resources to start their own garden, volunteering to work in a garden around Chicago may be the best option. You get to work with plants, meet fellow gardeners, and learn about gardening by getting your hands... 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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Seed Swap and Sweet Saturdays

Seed Swap and Sweet Saturdays
Lurie Garden Seed Swap February 12, 2011.  1st floor Garland Room Chicago Cultural Center Get ready for spring as you share seeds and information with fellow gardeners. Led by Lurie Garden staff who will be on hand to provide seeds and tips for planting and germination. 10AM-NOON. Free, pre-register by calling Lurie Garden office at... Read more »