In homage to the Art Nouveau movement, which took place between 1890 and 1910, the Garfield Conservatory created an elaborate new outdoor exhibit you’ll have to see to believe. Influenced by the emerging science of botany and the movement of nature, the garden is inspired by the popular motifs seen throughout the design style.
First starting in Europe and the United States, the style is very ornamental, characterized by long, sinuous, organic lines seen in building designs, interior decorations, art, and jewelry alike.
The Garfield Conservators Garden Nouveau Exhibit showcases live flowers conceptualized from popular paintings by Élisabeth Sonrel, a French painter and illustrator, that was known for her magnificent watercolors featuring flowers like lilies, roses, hydrangeas, and oleanders. With creeping vines, moss-covered buildings, and bundles of colorful flowers, the Art Nouveau Exhibit is a delightful way to spend a sunny weekend day.
Weather permitting, the exhibit runs from July 6 until October 2nd and is a highlight at an already extraordinary place. Admission is $5 for adults, and free for kids, people who live in Garfield Park, or are GPCA members. Closed Monday and Tuesday, the conservatory is open on Wednesdays from 10 AM to 8 PM and Thursdays through Sundays from 10 AM to 5 PM.
Address: 300 N. Central Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60624