Lincoln Park Conservatory, Chicago

Whilst on tour for my latest book, I was able to visit both the Garfield Park Conservatory and its sister conservatory, Lincoln Park, which though smaller than the GPC, is of equal stature in character. Built in the 1890s, Lincoln Park is over a decade older than its counterpart and its industrial elements surely come through the verdant environment. 

I didn't take as nearly the same number of photos as I did as the Garfield Park Conservatory, but that's largely because Lincoln Park is quite a bit smaller, but equally as beautiful. Check out some of the images from the walk here.

 As you walk into the Conservatory, you're met with a pond, statue, and lush scenery. 

As you walk into the Conservatory, you're met with a pond, statue, and lush scenery. 

 Some taro leaves and papyrus growing up out of the pond at the Lincoln Park Conservatory. I love how contemplative the statue is, perched above the water.

Some taro leaves and papyrus growing up out of the pond at the Lincoln Park Conservatory. I love how contemplative the statue is, perched above the water.

 I was surprised to see a  Kigalia africana,  which is aptly named a "Sausage tree". I had only seen these growing native in Mozambique, where I harvested them. 

I was surprised to see a Kigalia africana, which is aptly named a "Sausage tree". I had only seen these growing native in Mozambique, where I harvested them. 

 Flamingo flower at the Lincoln Park Conservatory

Flamingo flower at the Lincoln Park Conservatory

 Red Philodendron under the haze and humidity of the Lincoln Park Conservatory

Red Philodendron under the haze and humidity of the Lincoln Park Conservatory

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 I love the industrial components of the Conservatory combined with the organic nature of the  Philodendron. 

I love the industrial components of the Conservatory combined with the organic nature of the Philodendron. 

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  Piper ornatum

Piper ornatum

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  Hypoestes phyllostachya  or Polka dot plant

Hypoestes phyllostachya or Polka dot plant

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  Monstera obliqua  or Swiss cheese plant

Monstera obliqua or Swiss cheese plant

 Hoya in a hanging basket, Lincoln Park Conservatory.

Hoya in a hanging basket, Lincoln Park Conservatory.

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 Fern in basket in the Fern Room

Fern in basket in the Fern Room

  Pilea peperomioides

Pilea peperomioides

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