One of the world’s most extensive indoor gardens, Garfield Park Conservatory provides guests with a constantly changing experience from season to season. Around this time of the year, with nature having blossomed all around us, flower shows and special exhibitions add even more reason to pay a visit and this time around the conservatory has opened something even more fantastical.
Inviting guests to explore “the whimsical world of wonder and architecture of our resident fairies,” Garfield Park Conservatory has now opened this summer’s “Fairy Garden” exhibit.
According to Garfield Park Conservatory, the outdoor exhibit features more than 15 different magical fairy houses set creatively within the beautiful flowers and greenery of the Artist’s Garden.
The mini-homes come in varying forms and styles and have been designed using various materials reportedly “limited only by the builders’ imaginations.”
Surrounding the fairy homes, guests will find both classic flowers like hollyhock, sunflower, sweet alyssum, and nasturtium fused with more enchanting varieties such as Salvia ‘Fairy Queen,’ ‘Dreamland Pink’ Zinnia, and ‘Spellbound White Blush’ Petunia.
The “Fairy Homes” exhibit opened on Wednesday, July 5, and will be displayed through Sunday, September 17.
Though visitors can enter the majority of the Garfield Park Conservatory ground for free, the Fairy Homes exhibit in the Artist’s Garden costs $5 for adults but is free for kids.
More information can be found at garfieldconservatory.org.
[Featured image courtesy of Garfield Park Conservatory]