Garfield Park Conservatory


The sounds of the rain outside give way to the quiet sounds of Chicago’s oasis: The Garfield Park Conservatory. Rain leaks through the glass roof onto giant rainforest leaves, artificial rivers run over rocks, the sounds of insects,birds and frogs magically come from some where within the plants, but none can be seen, children begin to sound like troops of monkeys. None of it seems real until you find the spot where you can hear no motors, no heater fans, no people and just listen to water dripping from leaf to leaf.

All sounds by Tim Joyce