Saturday, March 29, 2008

Garfield Park Conservatory

Keeping with an environmental theme, we visited the Garfield Park Conservatory on the West Side of Chicago. The Conservatory has several themed rooms, like a desert room and a palm house, and some of the plants in there are over 100 years old. For instance, the azaleas in the show house were descendants of the azalea plants at the 1893 World's Fair held here in Chicago. We're not really plant people, but it was fun to see all the different kinds of plants and how they were arranged. Plus, it was sort of tropical-feeling in the green houses, so it made it not feel so wintery.

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