Monday, April 29, 2013

Cantigny Greenhouse Open to the Public on May 5

The Horticulture Department at Cantigny Park will host an open house on Sunday, May 5, from 10 am to 3 pm.  The event offers garden enthusiasts a rare opportunity to go inside the Cantigny greenhouse where more than 1,000 varieties of flowers are propagated annually.

The 18,000-square-foot greenhouse supplies the plants displayed throughout the Cantigny gardens and golf course as well as interior spaces around the park.

The open house offers something for all ages and interest levels.  Self-guided tours will be available along with demonstrations, a “green activity” for kids, and exhibits by local organizations that promote environmental conservation and education.

Open house admission is free, and so is parking.  Please note: Visitors should enter Cantigny Park through the main entrance on Winfield Road, not at Shaffner Road.  Complimentary trams will be running from the main parking lot to the greenhouse.

More information about Cantigny Park, including hours, directions and a calendar of upcoming events is online at

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