My favorite place to be this time of year is the Oak Park Conservatory at 615 Garfield St. I enjoy sitting in the warmth and humidity and sweet fragrance of the greenhouse and watching the snow fall through the greenhouse windows. It’s like looking at a charming winter postcard from the comfort of a tropical resort. The conservatory has beautiful flower displays which change every month or two from now through June. An added joy comes from a stroll though the three show rooms which combine seasonal displays of poinsettias and paperwhites with exotic plants and animals. (Disclosure: I’m a board member of the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory.)

Andrea Green

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