Events & Programs

The Garfield Park Conservatory is committed to providing innovative and educational events and programs throughout the year. We have free activities, cultural performances, hands-on classes, unique fundraisers, educational demonstrations, and more! Peruse by content area by clicking on one of the thumbnails below, or go straight to our calendar to see what’s happening on a specific date and time.

We can’t wait to welcome you to our urban oasis!

Our Programs & Events

Calendar Highlights

Holiday Flower Show ‘Fire and Ice’

The 2017 Holiday Show ‘Fire and Ice’ runs from November 24, 2017 through January 7, 2018.

Inside Yoga

Free Yoga

Start your weekend with a relaxing session of yoga, surrounded by Conservatory landscapes. $5 suggested donation

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Morning Glories

Enjoy learning together with your little one during this weekly drop-in session.

Composting Demo

Stop by Garfield Park Conservatory to have all of your composting questions answered by our knowledgeable compost volunteers.

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JuiceBox Concerts

Stop by for JuiceBox performances on 1st & 3rd Saturdays, fall through spring. These free concerts are great for kids to wiggle and dance to live performances!

TALKING PLANTS: Making Kin with Our Rooted Relations

English language positions humans and nature as very separate entities. How do we talk about the natural world in a way that recognizes our interdependence on an entire living system? How do we acknowledge plants specifically as our kin?

Come have a conversation with two specialists on plants and language!

Getting Grounded Lecture

2nd Wednesday Lecture: Getting Grounded in the Global Garden

Getting Grounded in the Global Garden:  Simple Ways to Reconnect with Nature in Every Season!

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Beginning Beekeeping Class

Spend the day with our Head Beekeeper, Marcin Matelski, to learn the basics of beekeeping!

Member Tour: Plants & History

Go on a guided tour of our indoor greenhouses and learn about the history, architecture connections and plants that make Garfield Park Conservatory a historical gem on the West Side.