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Open through Jan. 7, winter flower shows at the Lincoln Park Conservatory and Garfield Park Conservatory offer a vibrant escape from gloomy winter days.

Visiting the Lincoln Park Conservatory’s “Wintergreen Flower Show” is like taking a journey through multiple color schemes, according to Matt Barrett, deputy director of conservatories for the Chicago Park District.

First, patrons leave the drab gray and brown of the outdoors. Next, they travel through the lush, verdant foliage of the Palm House. Then, everything changes when they push open the double doors of the Show House.

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