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The Chicago Park District is selling flowers that it can’t plant this spring

You can shop for flowers online and pick them up at Garfield Park Conservatory.


The green spaces that make up the Chicago Park District won't host many beautiful blooms this year, due to cuts to seasonal staff that typically plant and tend to flowers throughout the summer. Instead of letting the flowers that were already purchased go to waste, the Chicago Park District is offering them to Chicagoans with green thumbs through a plant sale organized in partnership with the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance.

A selection of flowers are on sale now via an online store on the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance's website, and you'll need to move fast if you want to snag some of these colorful plants—a few varieties are already sold out. You'll find gardenia shrubs as well as flats of angelonias, begonias and euphorbias in the shop, and once you've ordered them, you'll be able to schedule contactless curbside pickup at the Garfield Park Conservatory on May 28, 29 or 30.

With the weather warming up (did you hear that it's going to be 80 degrees this weekend?!), there's no better time to buy some flowers to brighten up your yard of your planters before summer arrives. Plus, buying the Chicago Park District's flowers will help ensure that we'll have some gorgeous sights to enjoy in the city's parks next summer.

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