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

The Persistence of the Unsorted

An exhibition of new work by Garfield Park Conservatory’s Artist in Residence, Claire Pentecost.

Composting Demo

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

beekeeping demo

Bee Demo

Learn about bees and beekeeping from our volunteers and head beekeeper!

kids' activity


Spend part of your weekend learning and playing at the Conservatory!


Morning Glories

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

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Wild Wednesdays

Come get a little wild with us on Wednesday nights!

Outside Yoga

Free Yoga

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

Volunteer in the Garden

Volunteer Open House

Come explore and learn more about volunteer opportunities. Our Open House is not mandatory, but a great way to get started.

Indoor Plants for Health Class

Indoor Plants for Health Class

Taught by GPCA’s Emilia Arellano, this introductory workshop is designed for those new to gardening or those who want a review of the fundamentals for plant care!