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!


2017 Calendar Photo Contest

Calling all Garfield Park Conservatory super fans!  Do you love Garfield Park Conservatory?  Do you love photography?  Submit an entry and your photo could be featured in our inaugural print calendar for 2018!

Composting Demo

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

Bee Demo

Join us throughout the summer as our volunteers and Head Beekeeper demonstrate techniques with active beehives and explain their work.

Beneficial Fungi in the Garden: Part 2

Understand how fungi helps your garden’s soil health. Tickets for the general public go on sale 8/31 at 5pm.


Morning Glories

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

volunteer in fern room

Volunteer Open House

Learn about our volunteer programs from the staff and volunteers who are a part of them! This informational session is not mandatory but a great way to learn all about how you can volunteer at GPC.

Native Pollinator Lecture

2nd Wednesday Lecture: The birds and the bees: How you can help pollinators

Learn about the role and importance of pollinators and how you can take action to promote biodiversity throughout Chicago!

girls petting chinchilla

Creatures of the Night

Join us for some family fun at our annual Halloween event, Creature of the Night! We’ll have live animals, music and much more!

Member Tour: Tropical Treats

Taste your way through our collection of fruiting plants and trees! This guided tour for Members will showcase up to 15 plants in our collection that we typically see on our plates.