We haven't been to the Garfield Park Conservatory Market Place,
but from the sounds of it, we think it will be a great summer weekend destination.
Besides the 10,000+ square foot garden center featuring seasonal bedding plants, perennials, shrubs, planting materials, hanging pots, the Conservatory's staff is always ready to offer gardening advice. Garfield Market calls itself "one of the city's best kept secrets," and we're looking forward to finding out why.
Also in the Market Place: Lady Lord Bath Essence, which sells all natural sea salts for whirlpools, tubs and jacuzzis, hand-made soaps, lotions, foot creams, gels and massage oils.
Starting in July, the Farm Fresh Produce section of the market offers fresh, organic produce grown by local farmers.
Shop every Saturday and Sunday through October.
(This post republished from 6/15/06)