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!


Tree ID Walk: Fall

This fall, learn about city trees on our campus with Openlands’ Regional Forester, Daniella Pereira.

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!


Morning Glories

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

Yoga in Horticulture Hall

Free Yoga

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

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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!

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Beginning Beekeeping Class

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

Before the Flood Movie Screening and Discussion

2nd Wednesday Lecture: Before the Flood Film + Panel Discussion

In collaboration with the Illinois Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, we’re screening the National Geographic documentary of Before the Flood, with a post-film panel discussion.

Member Tour: Plants & History

Go on a guided tour of our indoor greenhouses and learn about the history, architecture connections and plants that make Garfield Park Conservatory a historical gem on the West Side.