One of Chicago’s oldest public gardens is opening just in time for Spring.
The Lincoln Park Conservatory is following in the footsteps of Lincoln Park Zoo and Garfield Park Conservatory and will reopen its indoor botanical gardens later this month. The beloved conservatory at 2391 N. Stockton Drive is set to reopen on Friday, March 26 having been closed due to the implications of the coronavirus pandemic.
Volunteers and members of the Lincoln Park Conservatory were invited to preview the gardens Saturday, March 13, and Sunday, March 14, and now the general public will be allowed to enjoy the natural oasis from tomorrow.
As always, admission will be free but due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols, visitors will need to reserve timed-entry slots and wear masks at all times. The conservatory will carry out a one-directional traffic approach and will limit capacity to 35 visitors at a time so that social distancing can be ensured and managed efficiently and safely.
The conservatory will open Friday through Sunday every week from 10 am until 3 pm but shall expand its opening hours as the situation in Chicago improves.
Though admission is free, visitors are encouraged to leave a donation to assist in the upkeep of plants within the historic non-profit conservatory,
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