The Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool Springs in Chicago will open April 21, and free docent tours will begin that day, as well.
The lily pool is at the corner of Fullerton & Cannon Drive, and Lincoln Park Conservatory, 2391 N. Stockton Drive.
The pool will remain open through Dec. 1 or the first snow/ice.
The free tours will run through Oct. 28 on the following schedule:
· Fridays from 1 – 4 p.m.,
· Saturdays from 9 a.m. – noon and 1 – 4 p.m.
· Sundays 1 – 4 p.m.
Conservatory tours are available year round.
The tours start every hour and every half-hour. For those interested in the Lily Pool tour, please meet at the Fullerton Avenue gate. For those interested in touring the conservatory, please meet in the lobby before the tour.
No registration required, but please call the Lincoln Park Conservancy at 773-883-7275 to schedule a group tour.
The award-winning restored Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool is one of Chicago’s premier prairie-style landscapes, designed by Caldwell in the late 1930s, and is a National Historic Landmark.
The Lincoln Park Conservatory is a treasured Victorian glass house dating from the 1890s.