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Sweet Saturday

February 15, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Sugar from the Sun

Discover new tropical treats and taste your way through the fruits and vines of the Garfield Park Conservatory.  Join us on February 15th for Sweet Saturday, from 12pm to 3pm. This drop-in event will let your whole family try some sweet treats while learning about plants in our collection.  From chocolate and vanilla, to banana and papaya, your family will love this Valentine’s weekend event!

Featured plants include:

  • Coffee
  • Vanilla
  • Chocolate
  • Lemon
  • Papaya
  • Banana
  • Prickly Pear
  • Cinnamon
  • Ginger
  • and more!

There will be crafts and activities for children of all ages. Play games, make origami with the Chicago Area Origami Society, and create art with our nature education teachers. Member families will have access to the Member Lounge, where everyone can sit, have some coffee, and make a tasty treat!

Throughout the event, there will be live music for all ages from The Dreamtree Shakers on the Sweet Saturday Stage! Make sure to check out our kid-chef friendly cooking demonstration with food from Imperfect Produce, also on stage in Horticulture Hall.

This event is open to all ages; entrance to the Conservatory is free with a suggested donation of $10 per adult and $5 per child / FREE for GPCA members.

Accommodations: We hope to accommodate you so you can have the best experience. We have Assistive Listening Devices available at this program; if you have a request for accommodations, please contact Mattie Wilson at or 773-638-1766.

This event is sponsored by the Chicago Community Trust, with support from Topo Chico and Equal Exchange.


February 15, 2020
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Garfield Park Conservatory
300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 United States
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