All Aboard for the Winter Flower & Train Show at Lincoln Park Conservatory
Celebrate the holiday with the Lincoln Park Conservatory, 2391 N. Stockton Drive, at the Winter Flower and Train Showstarting Saturday, November 26 and running through Sunday, January 8, 2012. Admission is free and the conservatory is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This year, the 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 floral displayarranged in artistic splashes of color. Visitors escaping the cold can enjoy an eye catching Poinsettia display, with some varieties that are named after world famous artists such as Monet, Picasso, and Di Vinci. 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 Avenueand travel two blocks west. From I-94, exit Fullerton Avenueand travel two miles east. The Conservatory is located on the southeast corner of Fullerton and Stockton.
*Note: The Conservatory will be closed the following dates:
Contact Phone: 312.742.7529
Publication Date: 10/26/11