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.

National Honey Bee Day

Join us as we celebrate the beloved honey bee. Our volunteer beekeepers are hosting demonstrations to learn the role bees play with pollination and the food we eat, we’ll taste honey from around Chicago, and extract honey from our hives!

Bee Demo

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

Goat Visits to Garfield Park Conservatory

Goat Visits

The goats will be back 8/20 thru 8/26 at Garfield Park Conservatory. We hope you stop by to see them grazing in our backyard!


Morning Glories

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

Chris Boyer Lecture on Green Revolution in Mexico

2nd Wednesday Lecture: Green Revolution in Mexico

Learn about how the ‘Green Revolution’ in Mexico was influenced and Americanized, and if that helped or hurt the Mexican agricultural economy.

scarecrow activity

Harvest Day

Join us for our annual Harvest Day celebration with honey tastings, livestock, lawn games and 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.