Events & Programs

At this time, all of our in-person programming is on hold. Please check the COVID-19 Updates page for more updated information.

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The Garfield Park Conservatory is committed to providing innovative and educational events and programs throughout the year. In addition we produce and host 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

Still Life in Real Life: Charles Ethan Porter hero image. The image includes 3 floral paintings and a black and white photograph of Porter.

Still Life in Real Life: Charles Ethan Porter

The 2021 Artist’s Garden exhibit features the incredible African American still life painter Charles Ethan Porter.

A photo collage of the 5 musicians of the group, Lakeshore Rush. Each photo is a different color: blue, green, purple, yellow and green. Each musician is holding or playing an instrument.

Music Under Glass – Lakeshore Rush: Sunlit

Music Under Glass – Lakeshore Rush: Sunlit

Still Life in Real Life: Charles Ethan Porter hero image. The image includes 3 floral paintings and a black and white photograph of Porter.

Still Life in Real Life: Charles Ethan Porter

The 2021 Artist’s Garden exhibit features the incredible African American still life painter Charles Ethan Porter.

Still Life in Real Life: Charles Ethan Porter hero image. The image includes 3 floral paintings and a black and white photograph of Porter.

Still Life in Real Life: Charles Ethan Porter

The 2021 Artist’s Garden exhibit features the incredible African American still life painter Charles Ethan Porter.

Amber, Founder of Hot Mess Yoga

Virtual Yoga with Amber

Register Join us for a virtual yoga session with Amber from the comfort of your home! We have moved our regular class to a virtual session with Amber, founder of Hot Mess Yoga! Join Amber for this one-hour flow session from the comforts of your own home with the Conservatory as the background. Beginners to […]

Still Life in Real Life: Charles Ethan Porter hero image. The image includes 3 floral paintings and a black and white photograph of Porter.

Still Life in Real Life: Charles Ethan Porter

The 2021 Artist’s Garden exhibit features the incredible African American still life painter Charles Ethan Porter.

U of Illinois and Master Gardener logos

U of I Extension Ask a Master Gardener

Have you gardening questions answered by a Master Gardener at this drop-in session!

Still Life in Real Life: Charles Ethan Porter hero image. The image includes 3 floral paintings and a black and white photograph of Porter.

Still Life in Real Life: Charles Ethan Porter

The 2021 Artist’s Garden exhibit features the incredible African American still life painter Charles Ethan Porter.

Jam with Jamie in Play & Grow Garden

Get ready for a sing along and dance party for the whole family with classic children’s songs, rock n’ roll hits, and pop favorites! It’s time to move and groove with animal puppets, shakers, scarves, parachute, and bubbles. Are you ready to JAM?! Say OH YEAH! Join us for an interactive music class in the […]