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The Fern Room (View from the West)

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 18 April 2019 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Jens Jensen, who designed the Garfield Park Conservatory in 1906, wanted to give visitors a glimpse of what Illinois might have looked like millions of years ago. Lush ferns, rocky outcroppings and an indoor lagoon evoke the swampy landscape of prehistoric Chicago. The Fern Room is home to the cycads: ancient cone-bearing plants, ferns and fern allies (plants that thrive in similar conditions and emerged around the same time as ferns, like mosses and liverworts). Many of these plants are considered primitive plants, or members of plant groups that grew during the age of the dinosaurs, about 300 million years ago.

Photo captured February 2, 2019.

NIKON D7000 1/30 second F/5.6 ISO 200 18 mm

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Awesome green garden

18 Apr 2019 5:15am

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Really a magnificent green garden.

18 Apr 2019 5:21am

Martine Girard from brest, France

Magnifique forêt tropicale.

18 Apr 2019 5:27am

Marcel Peltier. from Wallonie Picarde, Belgium

On s' y sent bien !

18 Apr 2019 6:06am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Si les plantes sont magnifiques, je suis tout aussi admirative devant cette splendide serre.
Bonne journée Steven

18 Apr 2019 6:06am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Really nice there.

18 Apr 2019 7:10am

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran


18 Apr 2019 7:46am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

another lush perspective

18 Apr 2019 9:05am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Un magnifique endroit !

18 Apr 2019 9:16am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Une très belle serre

18 Apr 2019 10:09am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

Excellent image. I like the capture of the carp in the water.

18 Apr 2019 11:06am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A very well laid out space. Nice deep view through your lens.

18 Apr 2019 11:42am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

You are surrounded by beautiful green !

18 Apr 2019 11:50am

willy from Belgium

de jolies plantes et la structure de la serre est superbe

have a nice day Steven

18 Apr 2019 12:16pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Lush and lovely

18 Apr 2019 2:18pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Amazing. So beautiful and lovely lush green. Superb. :)

18 Apr 2019 3:07pm

Devi from Chennai, India

a magnificent image here !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

18 Apr 2019 3:24pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Beautiful rich green ferns.

18 Apr 2019 3:56pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

the shots with the inclusion of water are my fav, i think

18 Apr 2019 4:50pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


18 Apr 2019 6:22pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Ces merveilleux. Jolie capture et point de vue.

18 Apr 2019 8:23pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

I just love how lush and green everything is. It is hard to imagine that this is what the land looked like in prehistoric times. It is so different now!

18 Apr 2019 9:20pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

One can almost imagine a dinosaur poking its head out from behind one of those large ferns.

18 Apr 2019 11:12pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

remarkably similar to your April 11 post - though yes, I know you were at a different point

19 Apr 2019 12:26am

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

Oh it's just so beautiful!!

19 Apr 2019 1:25am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful composition in the green .

19 Apr 2019 7:05am

Wayra from Roma, Italy

A humid atmosphere! :-)

19 Apr 2019 9:14am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

It is a wonderful place to be

19 Apr 2019 12:54pm

Ginnie from Netherlands

It's a tropical paradise!

19 Apr 2019 5:47pm

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

really an impressive place with lush green plants, and these lagoon full of fish

19 Apr 2019 6:28pm

The Yum List from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Simply beautiful. This is the type of place I could spend all day.

22 Apr 2019 5:25am

Remus from Portugal

Evaluating the beauty that is visible in the photo, I believe that millions of years ago, the planet would be much more beautiful.

22 Apr 2019 2:36pm