L_Front-of-GPC_Harvest-Day-2016The 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!


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Chinese New Year Celebration

Jan. 21 from noon to 4pm – Join us for an afternoon of activities celebrating Chinese New Year!

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Wild Wednesdays

Come get a little wild with us on Wednesday nights!

Plant Propagation: Indoor Tropical Plants

A beginners class on plant propagation with a focus on plants from tropical geographic regions; includes hands-on learning in addition to demonstrations.

Studies in Botanical Watercolor Painting

Studies in Botanical Watercolor Painting

In this class, we will spend time painting three different plant species over the course of three weeks: February 11, February 18 & February 25.

Urban Agroecology: Ecosystem-based Food Production for Cities Class Series

This 6 class series includes a theoretical background, and skill focused, hands-on classes taught by renowned educator Nance Klehm.

Fleurotica show 2017


FLEUROTICA, the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance’s innovative floral fashion show, will be presented at the Evening in Bloom gala, on Friday, March 17, 2017, at Navy Pier. The annual Evening in Bloom is the preview party for “Chicago’s Blooming!” – the 2017 Chicago Flower & Garden Show.