Support the Conservatory



Members make it possible. Check out the monthly giving options! Enjoy one-of-a-kind experiences with exciting member benefits while supporting our mission.

Donate to our Annual Fund


Please click the button above to make a one time donation to our Annual Fund in support of our general operations.

Campaign for the new Elizabeth Morse Genius Children’s Garden!

After 20 years, the beloved Children’s Garden has been completely reimagined. Help us build this state of the art, accessible, free, indoor year-round nature play experience in Garfield Park.

Thank you for helping us meet the challenge grant! We have successfully raised $6,965,434 towards this incredible project. Thank you to all who have supported the EMG Children’s Garden renovation, we could not be at this stage without you.

Learn more about the new Children’s Garden

The Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance changes lives through the power of nature. We help visitors learn about plants, environmental responsibility and conservation, build economically, socially sustainable and healthy communities, and establish the Conservatory as an arts and cultural institution.

Membership, Annual Fund and EMG Children’s Garden contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. An acknowledgement letter for tax purposes will be mailed to you. Our FEIN: 36-4200490.

Questions? Please contact us at or call 773-638-1766 x 13.

Donations are also accepted by mailing a check made out to “Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance” to 300 N. Central Park Ave., Chicago IL 60624.

You can also call us to donate by credit card over the phone at 773.638.1766 x 13.

Your Gift Will Help in Many Ways

  • Urban Roots Teen Environmental Justice Program. Help provide meaningful experiences and paid-job skills training to local teens in partnership with Al Raby High School.
  • School Field Trips and Educational Resources

    Before the pandemic, over 20,000 Chicago students visit the Garfield Park Conservatory on field trips each year at no cost.  During the pandemic closure, education staff created remote learning resources like our Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) curriculum guides and virtual field trips for our 8 West Side partner schools and beyond.  Now, we have brought back in-person field trip offerings and have kept virtual offerings to provide more access to all.

  • Providing Local Produce to West Side Community Partners

    The Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance grows, harvests and donates produce from our Demonstration Garden and Giving Garden. In 2021, we donated 1,498 pounds of produce and over 300 seedlings to the Garfield Park community!

  • Free programs for all ages

    Popular programs like yoga, 2nd Wednesday Lectures, gardening and beekeeping demonstrations are continuing on virtual platforms as we slowly bring back in-person activities on-site.

  • Special Exhibitions

    The Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance and the Chicago Park District partner to bring large exhibits and Annual Flower Shows.


Interested in planned giving? Click here to learn more. Your gift through the Perennial Society ensures a lasting legacy.

Plant Donations

We accept plant donations depending on greenhouse capacity and need.  Submission does not guarantee that your donation will be accepted. Plants considered for donation must be disease and pest-free. All donors are responsible for delivery of their donation to the Conservatory at: 300 N. Central Park Avenue, Chicago IL 60624. Please fill out the inquiry form below and allow 1-2 business days for a response.

Plant Donation Inquiry Form

Stocks Gifts

Please notify us in advance of any wire or stock transfers so that we can provide the appropriate acknowledgment. Please contact us directly if you are planning to transfer stock shares or gifts of marketable securities and let us know the name and numbers of shares being transferred, the purpose of the gift, and the donor name.

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