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

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Virtual Yoga with Natalie

Join us for a virtual yoga session with Natalie from the comfort of your home!

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U of I Extension Ask a Master Gardener

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

Bees on a frame

Virtual Beginning Beekeeping 2 Part Class

Learn the basics of beekeeping with our Head Beekeeper, Marcin Matelski!

Virtual Beekeeping Lecture with Emily Noordyke

Join us for a virtual beekeeping lectures with Emily Noordyke to learn about the latest research on feeding pollen substitutes.

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!

Bees on a frame

Virtual Beginning Beekeeping 2 Part Class

Learn the basics of beekeeping with our Head Beekeeper, Marcin Matelski!

A portrait of Alexandra Antoine. She is wearing a Black hat and black shirt and is holding an ochra. These is an image of vegetables in the background.

2nd Wednesday Lecture – Diasporic Foodways: Culinary Reflections in Art with Alexandra Antoine

Join artist and farmer Alexandra Antoine for a discussion on culinary reflections in art.

Image of Natalie in toga pose

Virtual Yoga with Natalie

Join us for a virtual yoga session with Natalie from the comfort of your home!

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!