Of all the spring activities that begin announcing themselves around this time of the year, the flower shows at Chicago’s conservatories are some of the most eagerly anticipated. There’s nothing we love more than sweet spring air and rows and rows of blossoming flowers to signal that winter is coming to a close.
Every year West Side’s Garfield Park Conservatory puts on one of the best spring flower shows our state has to offer and despite being one of the world’s largest indoor gardens, it is completely free to experience.
With winter about to transition into spring, the conservatory has kicked off its 2023 spring flower show which will be exploring the wondrous relationship between bees and blooms through May 14th.
Titled “Bee’s Knees”, the Garfield Park Conservatory’s 2023 Spring Flower Show features beautiful blooming spring bulbs such as tulips, daffodils, hyacinth, hydrangeas, and delphiniums while “empty observation and demo hives from GPC’s beekeeping program are set amongst the blooms, giving a glimpse into the world of a bee.”
Guests will find giant honeycomb decorations hanging around the conservatory’s indoor gardens as well as other installations. Bee hives and various beekeeping features will also be on display though these will not be active within the conservatory’s gardens.
As ever the conservatory is free but reservations must be made in advance. Additional free reservation times have been set aside for Garfield Park residents and members. The Garfield Park Conservatory’s 2023 Spring Flower Show is now open and will stick around through Mother’s Day weekend on Sunday, May 14th. More information can be found at garfieldconservatory.org/exhibits.
[Featured image from Twitter / @gpconservatory]