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The Spring Flower Show is now in full bloom at the Garfield Park Conservatory.

So if you need the perfect escape from a Chicago winter, take a walk through the peaceful plant oasis at 300 North Central Park Avenue on the city’s West Side. Filled with thousands of plant species from all over the world, it’s one of the largest conservatories in the country.

“You can come right here to the West Side of Chicago and see plants from Jamaica, from Mexico, from Guatemala, from China,” says Matthew Barrett, deputy director of conservatories for the Chicago Park District.

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