All Aboard For The Winter Flower & Train Show at Lincoln Park Conservatory
Enjoy the holiday season with the Lincoln Park Conservatory, 2391 N. Stockton Drive, and the popular Winter Flower and Train Show beginning on Saturday, November 24 and runs through Sunday, January 6, 2013. Admission is free and the conservatory is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Lincoln Park Conservatory’s Show House is the perfect backdrop for family holiday photos where model trains wind their way through a miniature village set among a colorful pallet of Poinsettias. An old-fashioned steam engine and freight trains traverse through a festive floral display. Visitors escaping the cold can enjoy a beautiful Poinsettia display, with some varieties that are named to highlight the season, such as ‘Eggnog’, ‘Sparkling Punch and ‘Ice Punch’, all blended together with a ‘Peppermint Twist’ and ‘Ruby Frost’ varieties. The village, comprised entirely of natural materials including willow, spruce and birch woods, features a variety of Chicago-style homes and famous buildings such as the neighborhood bungalow, Chicago Theatre and Chicago Water Tower Place.
About Lincoln Park Conservatory
The Lincoln Park Conservatory, owned and operated by the Chicago Park District, was designed by nationally renowned architect of the Victorian era Joseph Lyman Silsbee in collaboration with architect M.E. Bell. The Conservatory was built in phases between 1890 and 1895, replacing a small greenhouse that dated from the 1870s and was designed both to showcase exotic plants and to grow the thousands of plants needed for use in the parks, which it still does today.
Lincoln Park Conservatory is located just five minutes north of downtown. From Lake Shore Drive, exit Fullerton Avenue and travel two blocks west. From I-94, exit Fullerton Avenue and travel two miles east. The Conservatory is located on the southeast corner of Fullerton and Stockton.
Pardon Our Dust
Pardon our dust as we work to renovate the damaged Garfield Park Conservatory’s Show House that typically hosts the popular holiday floral display. We aren’t letting it dampen our holiday spirit! Instead, we will be hosting a smaller version of the Holiday Flower Display in Horticulture Hall beginning on Saturday, November 24 through Sunday, January 6, 2013 daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesdays until 8 p.m.