COVID-19 Updates

UPDATED 4/30/2020: For the safety and well-being of all visitors and staff, the Garfield Park Conservatory building and campus is closed until further notice.

The health and safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers is our top priority. We’re actively monitoring any developments related to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus and staying in touch with partners and other stakeholders including: the Chicago Park District, the City of Chicago, the Illinois Department of Public Health and the CDC.

All public programs and events have been cancelled, postponed or going virtual through May 31. All field trips and group visits have been cancelled through June 20.

As the situation continues to unfold we will share updates with you, on our website and on our social media platforms on when we will re-open our doors and resume programming and events. For the time being, the plant collection will be maintained daily by Chicago Park District horticulture staff.

During the temporary closure, we will share nature education content to continue our mission to change lives through the power of nature. We know that connecting to nature offers physical and psychological benefits that are especially valuable at this time. For now, please check out these free resources for all ages and share with friends and family – new materials are added regularly.

  • DIGITAL TOURS: Did you know we have free digital tours? This is a great way to learn about plants in our collection from anywhere.
  • THEMED RESOURCES: Designed for teachers, these can be used and enjoyed by families as well!
  • ACTIVITIES AND LESSON PLANS: Perfect for at home, these resources were developed to blend horticulture, art, history, and even social media with nature education!
We hope you are finding time to breathe and connect to nature however possible. Please stay tuned for more updates and additional content in the coming weeks.

Thank you,
Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance