Garfield Park Conservatory to open new exhibit Saturday

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On Saturday, Sept. 5, the Garfield Park Conservatory will open a new outdoor exhibit called The Flowers of Monet in the Artist's Garden. 

Chicago Park District officials said the conservatory is partnering with the Art Institute of Chicago on the exhibit, which will feature examples of the plant life that Monet, a French expressionist painter, brought to life in his work. 

"A living wall inspired by the painter's Water Lilies series will provide a unique interpretation of his work," park district officials said in a statement. "The living exhibit will remain open as weather permits and plants remain in good condition." 

Visitors to the exhibit will need to make reservations online at: When they register, they'll receive a timed ticket that's valid for 30 minutes. 

"Please enter through the gate on Central Park Ave., north of the main Conservatory doors. The entrance to The Flowers of Monet garden is a 4 to 7 minute walk from the Main Gardens," Park district officials said. 

"The Garfield Park Conservatory is open Wednesday thru Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and located at the intersection of Central Park Ave. and Lake St. Admission to the exhibit is $5 for adults and free to children and members."

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