Garfield Park Conservatory

Garfield Park conservatory is one of Chicago's most sacred treasures. It's grand glass exterior sits quietly in the Garfield Park neighborhood just west of downtown Chicago. Designed by Jens Jensen and constructed in 1906, this place is truly magical. Having nature's landscape under glass is truly a treat. The conservatory has so much to offer for events big or small and even houses plant species that do not grow in the Midwest or even in the U.S. This is an amazing venue for your guests to explore and an even serves as an inspiring teaching tool for nature enthusiasts. GPC has eight impressive display houses and gorgeous outdoor gardens. The Desert House is the home to a varied assortment of fascinating cacti and succulents. The Fern Room includes lush ferns showing us what Illinois might have looked like a long time ago. The Palm room has this intoxicating smell of fresh palm trees. The Palms are so huge in size, you really feel like you are in another time! It's a very enchanting atmosphere. The Show House is where the fabulous flower shows take place in the Spring, Summer and Holiday seasons. This room is always so pretty and vibrant as it changes for the seasons. The evening Fotio was there, we were set up in the Horticulture Hall for a fundraising gala. The Horticulture hall is the main space they use for events and special gatherings like weddings and corporate events. Garfield Park Conservatory is truly one of Chicago's best venues with natural charm and a timeless feel! Thanks to Fotio photographer Rachel Smith for taking these fabulous pictures!

Cactus Room

Golden Stars Mammillaria Cactaeeae

Funny Cactus

Cactus Room

This is truly called "Old Man Cactus"

 The cacti families look spectacular under the glass ceiling!

The cacti families look spectacular under the glass ceiling!

Having fun with Fotio props!

Say cheese!

Suprise!

Looking super happy for Fotio!

Lookm, over there!

Show House Flower show!

Intriguing flowers in the Show House!

Dramatic photo of these pretty flowers in the Show House!

 Fotio photo booth looking super chic set up in Horticulture Hall at Garfield Park Conservatory! We could get used to this! Luftwerk's Seed of Light sculpture in the background!

Fotio photo booth looking super chic set up in Horticulture Hall at Garfield Park Conservatory! We could get used to this! Luftwerk's Seed of Light sculpture in the background!

Horticulture Hall at Garfield Park Conservatory looking absolutely stunning. Luftwerk's installation looking absolutely stunning.

The band was so much fun and sounded great!

These lovely ladies!

Can you see the flowers?!

Looking Good!

Don't worry, be happy!

Having a blast with Fotio photo booth!

Flowers outside in the background.

Flowers as far as the eye can see.

Orange looking gorgeous in the Spring sunlight.

 View from the back of the conservatory!

View from the back of the conservatory!

Chives

Tulips