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13-Year-Old Struck By Lightning Outside Garfield Park Conservatory

The teen was hospitalized in critical condition after the freak accident Wednesday when scattered thunderstorms formed suddenly around the city.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Black-Owned Coffee Residency At Garfield Park Conservatory Extended Through August

Building on the success of its three-month pop-up, Monday Coffee's long-term agreement will give the company "some sort of permanence," its co-founder said.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Agave’s Death Bloom Has Grown To Over 20 Feet High At The Garfield Park Conservatory, Twice What Was Expected

The Agave guiengola is found in nature in only one mountain in Oaxaca, Mexico, where its flowering spike grows up to 10 feet. The conservatory's plant has a death bloom that has already reached more than 20 feet tall.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

The Garfield Park Conservatory Is Now Serving Food And Drinks Courtesy Of A Black-Owned Coffee Startup

Monday Coffee will be serving drinks on weekends at the conservatory's Horticulture Hall for three months.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Solar Panels At Garfield Park Conservatory Are Part Of West Side Teacher’s Way To Teach Environmental Justice

The solar project at the Garfield Park Conservatory could create more than $500,000 in energy savings over the next 15 years. That money would be reinvested in community programs.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Garfield Park Little League Field, Gardens And Field House Getting Overhaul After Council Approves Funding

The improvements to Garfield Park are welcomed by the community. But the park's advisory council said they were left out of the planning.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Garfield Park Getting Nearly $9 Million For Upgrades To Field House, Little League Stadium, Water Gardens

Renovations are long overdue, residents say, but an advisory council was left out of the planning process.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

These 3 Tips From Experts Can Help Keep Your Garden Fresh And Green Through The Drought

Chicago gardeners and urban farmers are struggling to keep their plants happy during dry, warm weather. Here are tips for successful gardening during the drought.

Citywide

Here’s How You Can Make A Reservation To Visit The Reopened Garfield Park Conservatory This Month

Visitors to the conservatory can reserve timed-entry slots to accommodate social distancing and a lower capacity. “Nature provides proven physical and mental health benefits, especially during periods of stress.”

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Garfield Park Conservatory’s Holiday Exhibit Goes Beyond Poinsettias And Pine Trees

The show, Invisible Forces, explores how sound, light, wind and smell impact plants and their relationship with humanity.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

After 38-Foot Death Bloom Pushes Through Conservatory Roof, Maya The Agave Plant Is Laid To Rest

Even though a part of the "century plant" is being preserved, the plant's primary caretaker said it is hard to say goodbye. "It's bittersweet. She was a lot of good energy," he said.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Is A 10,000 Head Cabbage Patch A Work Of Art? At The Garfield Park Conservatory, It Is — But You Can Still Eat It

Two Danish artists decided to plant the cabbage patch at the Garfield Park conservatory to prompt conversations about land use, food and the everyday objects we encounter.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Chance The Rapper Celebrates New Album With Fans At Garfield Park Conservatory

Fans expected Chance to drop "The Big Day" at the party but were still thrilled to see him perform at the unique West Side venue.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

38-Foot-Tall Agave Plant Begins Death Blossom At Garfield Park Conservatory After More Than 50 Years

PHOTOS: The American agave, nicknamed Maya, blooms only once before it dies. And that's happening right now.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Amazing Agave At Garfield Park Conservatory Grew 11 Inches In One Weekend, And Will Soon Hit The Ceiling

One of nature’s many mysteries is unfolding in the Garfield Park Conservatory's Desert House.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale