Best Place to Combat Seasonal Affective Disorder

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From the 01/20/2011 edition

Franklin Park Conservatory

Verdant greenery, colorful plants and balmy weather abound inside Franklin Park Conservatory, a leading botanical garden and a fortress impervious to frost. Its thriving biomes bring to life ecosystems from around the globe and transport visitors into deserts, Himalayan mountains and Pacific islands.

And a bonus arrives this winter: The "Orchid Forest" exhibition will pepper the Tropical Rainforest Biome and other areas of the conservatory with hundreds of vibrant, delicate blooms. It runs through April 3.