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Warm Season Planter Workshop

May 27, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Join us in person at Garfield Park Conservatory to learn about summer crops that grow well in containers and leave with one 12-inch wide by 11-inch tall plastic pot that you planted with a mix of herb, veggie and edible flower seedlings + seeds!

This workshop includes:

  • An overview of best practices for summertime small-scale container gardening.
  • Time and materials for each participant to plant their own 12-inch wide by 11-inch tall planter with a mix of edible flower, herb and veggie seedlings + seeds suitable for summer’s warm weather.

During this workshop, Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance Programs Staff will guide participants step by step as they design and plant their own warm season planters. Care recommendations will be provided. 

Class available for ages 18+ only


General Public $50

Member/Volunteer $40

Scholarships are available! Please fill out this Scholarship Application (link opens in a new tab) or contact Mattie Wilson at for more information. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is Friday, May 5 at 5:00pm CST.

Accommodations: When you register for this workshop you will be asked to provide any accommodations requests. If you have any questions or would like to request an additional accommodation, please email, at least 72 hours prior to the event start.

Please read our updated Covid-19 protocols (link opens in a new tab).

Please note that reservations are required to visit the indoor and outdoor gardens of the Conservatory. If you’d like to visit the Conservatory immediately after participating in this program, book your visit here (link opens in a new tab). 

Registration ends Monday May 22 at 5:00pm CST.

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.

Workshop materials provided with support from Amazon.

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May 27, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Garfield Park Conservatory
300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 United States
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