font with tulipsThe 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

Artist in Residence Program

We are now accepting submissions for one Chicago-based artist for our Fall 2017 Artist in Residence program, funded by the Albert Pick Jr Fund.

Volunteer Open House

Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance hosts a Volunteer Open House to showcase our various volunteer opportunities.

Composting Demo

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

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Morning Glories

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

Water Lily Pond

2nd Wednesday Lecture: Tropical Water Lilies

Enjoy Garfield Park Conservatory’s water lily garden? In this talk you’ll learn the basics of water lily growing including a history, sources and resources.

Goat Visits to Garfield Park Conservatory

Goat Visits

The goats are back at Garfield Park Conservatory this summer! Come by and see the grazing goats in our backyard June 18 – June 24.

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Poetry Among the Palms

June 29th – Join us for a family-friendly evening of nature-inspired poetry as we listen, write and read poetry among the palms.

2nd Wednesday Lecture: Playing in Nature

2nd Wednesday Lecture: Playing in Public

Join Robin Cline, Assistant Director of NeighborSpace, Chicago’s only non-profit community managed land trust, for a unique inside look at publicly managed urban nature play spaces.