Hashtag No Filter showcase runs through Sunday, May 13
Take an unlimited amount of ‘selfies’ and share them with all of your followers using the name of Garfield Park Conservatory's Spring Flower Show Hashtag No Filter. This year’s theme highlights nature’s stunning creations and features elaborate flower arrangements that create vibrant backdrops for visitors touring the historic greenhouse. The Conservatory, located at 300 N. Central Park Ave., is open Thursday thru Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. The annual spring showcase is presented by Bank of America.
“A visit to the Garfield Park Conservatory’s annual Spring Showcase is an annual tradition for many Chicagoans dreaming of warmer temperatures,” said Chicago Park District CEO & Superintendent Michael P. Kelly. “This year’s captivating display of nature’s beauty is sure to inspire the photographer and social media user in all of us to snap and share pictures of this amazing experience.”
The Conservatory's Show House is filled with fragrant spring trees and flowers ready to be photographed. Hanging baskets and colorful acrylic transform the center island into an immersive and authentic natural escape. Live flora, consisting of azaleas, tulips, freesia, African daisy, geraniums, ranunculus, stock, snapdragons, Marguerite daisy, weeping cherry, and flowering almond, make the annual showcase a colorful experience perfect for selfies and social media.
The living exhibit transports visitors into an urban oasis where there is no need for social media filters. Visitors are encouraged to tag @gpconservatory on Instagram and use #gpcnofilter.
The showcase will be on display through Mother’s Day, May 13, 2018. Admission to the Conservatory is free.
The Lincoln Park Conservatory is also showcasing a wide variety of spring blooms under the Victorian glass roof of this historic greenhouse until Sunday, May 13, 2018.
The Garfield Park Conservatory was built in 1907 by celebrated landscape architect Jens Jensen, the “dean” of the prairie school of architecture. Opening to the public in 1908, the landmark building is one of the largest gardens under glass in the world. It was one of the first conservatories to display plants in a natural-looking, landscaped setting instead of grouped in pots, a revolutionary idea at the time. Its mission statement proclaims it “a botanical haven in an urban setting.” The Conservatory is located 15 minutes west of downtown, in the midst of the beautiful boulevards of Chicago’s west side. The Conservatory has been producing seasonal flower shows for more than 90 years, since its’ opening. The Conservatory offers a full range of educational programs, family activities, guided tours and special events, including a free JuiceBox concert series, yoga with goats, and plant sales.