With the increased prevalence of seasonal allergies and carnivorous plants, humanity has determined that all botanic life should be imprisoned behind attractive glass walls. Learn about fascinating fronds with today's Groupon: for $20, you get a family/dual membership to the Oak Park Conservatory (a $40 value). Although admission to the conservatory is free with a suggested donation of $2, membership comes with many additional benefits.
Constructed in 1929 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005, Oak Park Conservatory curates 20,000 exotic plants with care and strives to educate the public on the world of horticulture. Family/dual members who support the conservatory through their purchase can also plunge deeper into the botanic world with discounted conservatory classes and garden-walk tickets. Create a domestic greenhouse in homes, yards, and flowered bonnets with a 10% discount to local garden shops and first choice at the May 6 Annual Plant Sale.
Oak Park Conservatory provides a glass bubble of lush heat in all seasons, boasting three expansive rooms brimming with intriguing botanical, avian, and piscine life. In the fern room, colossal tropic and subtropic ferns create a verdant landscape, and other exotic plant life, such as orchids and Cabbage Patch Kids, nestle within the fronded splendor. Humidity, multitudinous palms, and fruit-bearing canopy trees abound in the tropical room, and a central pond provides a soothing spot for koi to exchange gossip around the air cooler. Arid-air enthusiasts seek solace in the cacti-peppered desert room, which features an insectivorous plant corner and a massive, once-blooming agave plant.
615 Garfield St.
Oak Park, Illinois 60304Get Directions