Spring Flower Show at Lincoln Park Conservatory

Spring is trying to spring, but it hasn't really sprung- except at the Lincoln Park Conservatory. (WLS)
April 10, 2014 4:08:46 PM PDT
Spring is trying to spring, but it hasn't really sprung- except at the Lincoln Park Conservatory, where the flower show is bursting with blooms.

All of nature's most stunning colors- arranged by man.

"Oh, it's an art form. Our staff has been doing it for many, many years. We're putting different colors together and textures. It's really like an artist. So it's colors, textures, forms," Steve Meyer, horticulturist at Chicago Park District, said.

Beauty captured in sight, touch, and smell.

"The smells, all the different aromas. Easter lilies," Roger Zanchetti said. "It's my childhood that's come back."

There are a lot of Easter lilies on display- but not yet in bloom.

"At Easter, we'll have more blooms on this plant, and we'll actually have a few more in the weeks to come," Meyer said.

The Lincoln Park Conservatory opened in 1892. Some plants still at the greenhouse go back that far.

"They're from the Columbian Exposition of 1893 and we've been keeping them going for one hundred and twenty one years ... And they're the descendants of those plants," Meyer said.

The Spring Flower Show runs through Mother's Day on May 11th.


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