lily pondThe Garfield Park Conservatory is one of the largest and most stunning conservatories in the nation. Often referred to as “landscape art under glass,” the conservatory occupies approximately two acres inside, where thousands of plant species are on display throughout eight rooms in this magnificent facility. Travel through the conservatory and experience the lush flora and tropical temperatures taking you away from the hustle and bustle of Chicago. Don’t forget to visit the 12 acres of stunning outdoor gardens during the summer!

Highlights

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Volunteer Open House

Our Volunteer Open House showcases our various volunteer opportunities so you can learn more about each program and start the application process!

Composting Demo

Stop by Garfield Park Conservatory to have all of your composting questions answered by our knowledgeable compost volunteers.

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JuiceBox Concerts

Stop by for JuiceBox performances on 1st & 3rd Saturdays, fall through spring. These free concerts are great for kids to wiggle and dance to live performances!

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Fiddleheads

Spend part of your weekend learning and playing at the Conservatory with our trained Nature Education Teachers! Kids will discover the natural world as they explore our expansive gardens!

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Morning Glories

Enjoy learning together with your little one during this weekly drop-in session.

Inside Yoga

Free Yoga

Start your weekend with a relaxing session of yoga, surrounded by Conservatory landscapes. $5 suggested donation

Sugar from the Sun

Sweet Saturday

Discover new tropical treats and taste your way through the flavors of the Garfield Park Conservatory. Join us on February 10th from 12pm to 3pm. Free with activities for all ages!

Chocolate Lecture

2nd Wednesday Lecture: Chocolate: History, Health Benefits, and Romance

Join us for a lecture on the history, health benefits, and romance of chocolate!

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Beginning Beekeeping Class

Spend the day with our Head Beekeeper, Marcin Matelski, to learn the basics of beekeeping!