If you every find yourself feeling claustrophobic inside the concrete jungle of Chicago, this is the escape you need!
Upon entering this vast greenhouse, my breathe was taken away by the aromatic scents of nature and a humid temperature. Lush greenery scaled each wall as far as the eye could see. Considering the cold winter weather at the time, I felt like I had died and gone to the Bahamas!
The crowd was diverse and eclectic as visitors moseyed around in all directions. Although my friend and I had come to get a few insta-worthy photos, we soon realized we weren’t the only ones on a photoshoot.
There were professional models, a wedding party, and to our surprise, an actual wedding that we accidentally stumbled upon!
Aside from gaining knowledge on certain plants, I quickly found out that Garfield Park Conservatory is in fact one of the largest greenhouses in the US.
Often referred to as "landscape art under glass,” this wonderful structure includes a palm room, a traditional Moroccan fountain, plants that are 200+ years old, and a desert house.
I would recommend this lush haven to any plant lovers, especially during the frigid Midwest winters!