With the Garfield Park Conservatory gardens as the backdrop and classroom, adult learners can get hands-on experience with our knowledgeable staff and volunteers. Our Adult Programs range from a casual drop-in to in-depth classes and workshops, providing a place to expand your knowledge. For those wanting a long-term learning experience, please check out our volunteer program page for more information.
Free Adult Programs
Adult Group Visit
On-site group visits are currently on hold but we’d be happy to schedule a virtual experience for your adult group! Please contact email@example.com or call 773-638-1766 x. 25 to learn about our current virtual options for adult groups.
Every second Wednesday, our free lectures cover a range of topics that help us answer how plants and nature shape our identities. From food choices, to cultural uses of plants, to how we experience nature, the topics will dive into a different area each month.
Self-Guided Digital Tours
Learn about the Conservatory virtually! Use your smartphone or tablet to navigate at your own pace, and soak up as much information as you desire with images, video and audio features. New tours are added regularly, with options for the individual visitor and the whole family.
To access the tours via web, visit Vamonde.com.
Drop-In demonstrations are currently on hold. Check out our calendar for occasional virtual demonstrations. Check our calendar for upcoming demonstrations.
Relax and revive with yoga at the Conservatory! We now offer yoga, virtually, every Saturday from 9am – 10am. These sessions are meant for any experience level, though let us know if it’s your first time or if you have any accommodations we should keep in mind. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 773-638-1766 x.16 for accommodations.
Fee-Based Adult Programs
Private Group Tours
Our Private Group Tours focus on Plants and History, Tropical Treats, Behind-the-Scenes and more topics to come. Each of these private tours are scheduled upon request.
Please contact email@example.com or call 773-638-1766 x.25 for more information on pricing and themed options.
Private Group Classes or Demonstrations
We offer a range of options for private group classes and demonstrations! Whether you’d like to arrange a hands-on class to make terrariums, learn about beekeeping or composting, we likely have an option to suit your interests!
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 773-638-1766 x.25 for more information on pricing and a full menu of options.
For all fee-based programs and tours, we are able to provide full refunds up to two weeks prior to the program date. Within two weeks, we can offer a credit for a future class, or a refund in the event that we have a waitlist for the program and we can fill your spot.