Sunday, October 19, 2008

Garfield Park Conservatory

On Saturday Isabelle had an appointment to get her hair done by a woman who was recommended to her by a coworker. The salon was by Garfield Park, so I drove her there and on the way home I stopped at the Garfield Park Conservatory. According to its website:
The Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago, Illinois is one of the largest and most stunning conservatories in the nation. Often referred to as "landscape art under glass," the Garfield Park Conservatory occupies approximately 4.5 acres inside and out, and includes cold frames and propagating where thousands of plants are grown each year for displays in City parks and spaces. Garfield Park Conservatory is located in Garfield Park — an 184-acre site located on Chicago's redeveloping Westside designed as a pleasure ground by William LeBaron Jenney — and is the oldest of the three great original Westside parks (Humboldt, Garfield, and Douglas).

There were ladybugs on most of the plants, I don't know why. I took a lot of pictures and wandered for about an hour before heading home.

- Andy

1 comment:

Lica Lee said...

Nice pics! There's a good chance the ladybugs were brought in to control aphids. nom, nom, nom!