This is what you experience…

…upon entering the Garfield Park Conservatory:

Conservatory Entrance

About 13 and a half months ago, the Fern Room did not look quite as lush.  A tremendous hailstorm smashed most of the glass in the entire Conservatory, damaging many plants.  In these and the images I have recently posted, some of the plant damage has been retouched, to give you a more beautiful view.

If you have an interest, you can see a video slide show of the damaged glass at  You may even choose to donate to the fundraising effort, “One Pane at a Time”.

While strolling, you’ll find yourself in a more arid room containing succulents and cacti, like these:

Century Plant

Prickly Pear Cacti

Barrel Cacti

I have many more images to present and hope you, the viewer, enjoy them as much as I do!