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Garfield Park Conservatory Annual Spring Flower Show!

Hi Friends, 

CARPOOLERS Meet at Fena's House 326 East Magnolia Street, Arlington Heights  60005   9:30 meeting time to car pool.  

I WANT spring!!!!  I need a little spring in my soul, how about you?  

We are taking a trip to the Garfield Park Conservatory to get just that.  We are going to see their annual spring flower show!  I have been to this show several times and it is absolutely beautiful.  

If you have never been to the Conservatory, this is your chance.  It is one of Chicago's hidden gems!  The place is just beautiful!  Later in the spring we will return when we can go to the outside gardens.

 

To kill the winter blahs though, the Conservatory is just the medicine that we all need!  

We will start out in Arlington Heights and form a car pool.  From there, we will go to the conservatory.  We will spend about 2.5 hours there and then possibly eat lunch there or together as a group, choose where to have lunch.  

PHOTOGRAPHY BUFFS--DON'T forget  your cameras!  Some of the most beautiful pictures that I have taken are from this conservatory.  They are treasures in my collection.  

ADMISSION IS FREE!!!!   They have a beautiful gift shop so if you want to do a little shopping you will have to check it out!  

I look forward to sharing this beautiful event with all of you!  

Fena D'Ottavio

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  • Ronald J.

    Good Time

    February 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great place to get rid of the winter blues! Lovely display of ferns, palms, cacti, houseplants and flowers, especially the azaleas.

    February 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fena, thanks for arranging such a nice trip. The plants were great and Spring is almost here.

    February 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    beautiful nature!

    February 26, 2012

  • Fena

    Wow! What a great group of people we had! The conservatory was beautiful and uplifting. Talk about getting ready for spring. It made you feel like spring was just around the corner. The people that attended are absolutely wonderful people. We went to our Assistant Organizer Helene Son's restaurant Roots and Bleeding Heart Bakery. The food was FABULOUS! The service impeccable! It was so nice to share a meal with all our friends and get to know them better. Conversation flowed and new friendships were cemented. This was a GREAT first event of it's type and many, many more were planned during lunch. Make sure you don't miss the next one!

    February 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have plans later in the day nearby, so I will meet you all there at 10:00am

    February 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Given the weather and the probable logistical challenges that it brings, I would favor lunch at the Conservatory. If I recall, they have a picnic like area near the gift shop.

    February 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    On their website it says - The Conservatory Gift Shop offers a selection of Amazing Edible's delicious sandwiches, fruit & garden salads along with assorted desserts and beverages. http://amazingediblescatering.com/

    Or a Mexican Restaurant that we could go to afterwards - maizchicago.com. I can call and see if they can take a large crowd. Don't know if we would have to make reservations for a large crowd. I guess we would need to take a count beforehand of who would be going out to lunch.

    February 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I live in the area. I'll meet everyone there. Don't know if they still have meal carts there at the conservatory, so we may have to go out someplace for lunch there are some Mexican and Puerto Rican restaurants in the area.

    February 24, 2012

  • Fena

    Also, we will all want to buddy up. Moving through the Conservatory with this size of a group would be difficult. So pick a buddy to go through with. Then we will all meet up at a certain time as a group. Also, I am going to make a photo album for you all to download your pictures into on the site. If you go there now, you will see some of mine from my last visit.

    February 24, 2012

  • Fena

    Hey Fellow Plant lovers! Tomorrow is the day! For those of you that have not been to the Garfield, the grounds outside are just as beautiful as the inside. Bring a good coat, gloves and wear something warm on your feet so that you can see and take pictures of the outside. I got some really great winter shots this morning with this beautiful snow. I am going to take a few outside tomorrow.

    February 24, 2012

  • Phil T.

    I will drive from Liisle if anyone wants to ride in my minivan. We can meet at my home 5377 Newport Dr....call me at[masked] for help....Phil "Sonny"

    February 23, 2012

  • Fena

    My address is posted at the top of the description. Look above
    326 E. Magnolia Street, Arlington Heights 60005

    February 20, 2012

  • Judy

    Will carpool with anyone - Fena - I don't know where you live??

    February 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lunch at the Conservatory sounds like the best plan to me. :)

    February 20, 2012

  • Fena

    Let's plan on doing lunch at the conservatory or stop some place together. What do you all think?

    February 20, 2012

  • Fena

    Who else is driving? Everyone team up and let's figure out who all is driving and who needs rides

    February 20, 2012

  • Fena

    be a and Linda you can ride with me. I have room for one more. Let me know!!

    February 20, 2012

  • Eilene

    We'll all most likely carpool...

    February 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will want to carpool.

    February 20, 2012

  • Anna

    the address is 300 N. Central Park Ave because Central Ave is different street.

    January 23, 2012

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