The Gnome show..what Florida is to Indiana spring breakers, Garfield Park is to Gnome spring breakers.. they go every year! It’s been awhile since I’ve made a trip to Garfield Park. Man, it’s awesome! What a gorgeous park. Nestled just a few minutes south of downtown, it is quite the welcomed green space. The sunken gardens are absolutely stunning. Imagine how gorgeous a wedding would be here. Every year, during spring break, the gnomes take over the conservatory and make it their own!
First off, the name alone wins major cute points in my book. It also is very timely in taking place shortly after the HOME show.. get it? Get it? Ha! I’m a sucker for corny jokes. My dear friend, Jamie, recently visited with a work group and wanted to go back with me. I was thrilled she asked me. I got plenty of funny looks when I told people I was going to a gnome show. I’m so glad she asked me to tag along because it was beautiful!
The Conservatory Gardens
The gardens were breathtaking. Dress cool, because it is climate controlled in the interior garden area. You will feel the humidity quickly. They offered a scavenger hunt for the kiddos to play along with finding different gnome related items. I was so impressed with how well done the exhibit was! Honestly, I did not know what to expect. Possibly a few donated garden gnomes? They well exceeded expectations. Everything was whimsical and funny. When we weren’t taking photos of the beautiful plants, we were laughing at the creativity of the exhibit. Let’s check out some of the photos I took during the gnome show:
Rolling with the Gnomies
Overall – absolutely adorable. I did not want to take too many photos to give away all of the cool places the gnomes got into.. I’ll leave you with two hints. 1. Lake Gnom-roe is a party lake. 2. Gnomes are big fans of the troll movie. We very much appreciated all of the attention that went into the set up of the whole exhibit. I would definitely add this to your calendar for next year for some family fun. The show is all-ages friendly. $2 for kids, $4 for adults, $10 for a family.
Have you ever been to Garfield Park? What other events should I check out there? I’m antsy to see the gardens at the IMA as well. Special thanks to my gnome, Jamie, for inviting me along on this wonderful adventure :).