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

Artist in Residence Program

We are now accepting submissions for one Chicago-based artist for our Fall 2017 Artist in Residence program, funded by the Albert Pick Jr Fund.


Morning Glories

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

Water Lily Pond

2nd Wednesday Lecture: Tropical Water Lilies

Enjoy Garfield Park Conservatory’s water lily garden? In this talk you’ll learn the basics of water lily growing including a history, sources and resources.

Goats on a Log at Garfield Park Conservatory

Goat Yoga at GPC

Our May session of Goat Yoga sold out quickly so we added a June date!

palm trees

Poetry Among the Palms

June 29th – Join us for a family-friendly evening of nature-inspired poetry as we listen, write and read poetry among the palms.