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2017 Kane County Chronicle Best of the Fox

Think green: 5 Northern Illinois Conservatories and Greenhouses you must visit

Published: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 10:46 a.m. CDT

Need a reminder that spring is coming? Check out these five greenhouses and conservatories in Chicago, Elmhurst, Joliet, Oak Park, and Palos Heights.

The Chicago Botanic Garden opened more than 40 years ago and has matured into a living museum and conservation science center. The Orchid Show runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. February 11 to March 26 and costs $12 for adults and $10 for seniors or kids.

The Chicago Botanic Garden is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and is located at 1000 Lake Cook Road in Glencoe. (847) 835-5440 www.chicagobotanic.org