If you’re looking for a unique destination not far from The Woodlands of Crest Hill, look no further than the Bird Haven Greenhouse & Conservatory. These lovely gardens provide educational and recreational opportunities for all ages. You’ll find the spacious greenhouse and conservatory ideal for both tranquil moments and group events.
About the Bird Haven Greenhouse & Conservatory
The Bird Haven Greenhouse & Conservatory is a magnificent Italian Renaissance-style building dating from the early 1900s. The facility occupies three acres of land on the 660-acre Pilcher Park and Higginbotham Woods properties. Both the greenhouse and conservatory are maintained by the Joliet Parks District.
Throughout the year, visitors enjoy strolling through the tropical house and cacti gardens. The conservatory’s show house also provides a venue for educational events such as Pancakes with a Python, where participants learned about reptiles during a breakfast of pancakes and sausages.
The site occasionally hosts community events such as plant sales and gardeners’ markets. Outdoors on the greenhouse lawns, guests enjoy seasonal motifs and annual floral shows. The Bird Haven Greenhouse and Conservatory is open to the public daily from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Bird Haven as an Event Venue
The gardens are an ideal setting for a photo shoot. If you’re a professional photographer, the Bird Haven Greenhouse & Conservatory does require a photo permit. For a nominal fee of $20 per one-hour session, you can arrange a photo shoot in advance. The gardens are the perfect setting for engagement or wedding photos.
If wedding bells will be ringing, consider hosting your wedding ceremony and reception at the Bird Haven Greenhouse & Conservatory. The gardens provide an elegant scene for a romantic ceremony. Adjacent to the greenhouse is the Barber & Oberwortmann Horticultural Center, where you can hold a reception. Note that the venue hosts only one event per date. However, it provides indoor and outdoor seating options for up to 299 guests.
If you’d like to live near the Bird Haven Greenhouse & Conservatory, then contact us. We can arrange a personalized tour for you. When you live at The Woodlands of Crest Hill, you’ll enjoy the privilege of luxurious living near exceptional parks and recreation centers.