Give your garden a touch of Chicago!
Each summer the Chicago Park District plants a swell of flowers across the city to grow and blossom throughout the winter season. This year, however, due to the surrounding conditions of the pandemic, the district is unable to hire the proper staff and contractors to plant the flowers in the summer.
Instead of letting these beautiful buds go to waste, the Chicago Park District is selling the plants to the public!
“The Chicago Park District is partnering with the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance to sell the plants. Plants purchased online for contactless curbside pickup at the Garfield Park Conservatory on May 28, 29, or 30,” the Garfield Park Conservatory wrote on its website.
We’re partnering with @gpconservatory to sell the plants & flowers that we were not able to plant in gardens throughout the city.
Shop starting TODAY at 10 AM thru May 27 at https://t.co/6cdPSbi7y4
*Contactless, curbside pick-will be available. pic.twitter.com/kGCgriJLc1
— Chicago ParkDistrict (@ChicagoParks) May 20, 2020
You can now place your order from their collection online, where you have the options of choosing individual plants, flats, 3 packs, or 6 packs — GPCA members get 10% off!
Their collections include: Euphorbia, Angelonia Archangel, Rudbeckia Irish Eye, Coleus Inferno, Pennisetum Fireworks, Salvia Black and Blue, Penta Butterfly Pink, and more dazzling specimen.
The Chicago Park District is home to over 600 parks, 70 natural areas, and 26 miles of lakefront. Presently Chicago’s lakefront and adjacent parks, beaches, and trails are closed — along with the Riverwalk and 606 Trail.
For more flower action, be sure to check out the Green Market Garden pop-ups across Chicago!
[Featured image: @jan_kaluza via Unsplash]