020202 3F6208 7E8E74 AF921C B9BEB8 FDC321 FDFDFD FE5627

Share this photo on Twitter Share this photo on Facebook

Oak Park Conservatory

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 27 February 2008 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

The Oak Park Conservatory was started as a community effort in 1914 with plants from around the world, brought back by residents. (Customs inspections were different then). Today, it has 8,000 square feet of growing areas, making it the third largest conservatory in the Chicago area. More than 16,000 people visit the Conservatory each year, and the number of educational programs continues to grow. It is often used as a meeting place for Chicago area plant enthusiasts, including the begonia, gesneriad, and cactus and succulent societies.

OLYMPUS X300,D565Z,C450Z 1/60 second F/4.6 ISO 100 15 mm

New photos posted on most Mondays through Thursdays.
All photos are copyrighted and may not be reproduced or distributed without my expressed, written consent.

Spotlight Images

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

Such a vibrant orange and yellow. The color just pops out. Excellent.

27 Feb 2008 5:26am

Man With 101 Names from Hamburg, United States

love the colors !

27 Feb 2008 5:58am

ManuelaR from Hainburg, Germany

Lovely pastel ;)

27 Feb 2008 7:58am

MaryB from Staffordshire, United Kingdom

What a beautiful flower and such a glorious colour, a lovely delicate capture Steven,

27 Feb 2008 11:14am

Ina from Krugersdorp, South Africa

Excellent capture - I like the way the orange 'explode' in the centre, well done!

27 Feb 2008 12:31pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Good photo of a very interesting plant.. great background information.

27 Feb 2008 12:42pm

Helma from Tehran, Iran

very nice ! vivid photo ... well done ! thanks.

27 Feb 2008 5:16pm

Elisa from Massachusetts, United States

beautiful colors!! great shot!!

27 Feb 2008 6:12pm