Events & Programs

The Garfield Park Conservatory is committed to providing innovative and educational events and programs throughout the year. We offer 23 hours of free programming every week.  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

Wild Wednesdays

Come get a little wild with us on Wednesday nights!

Outside Yoga


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

Annual Plant Sale Plant Samples

Annual Plant Sale

Shop our annual plant sale to stock up on plants grown by Conservatory Volunteers.

Composting Demo

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

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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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JuiceBox Concerts

JuiceBox concerts are great for kids to wiggle and dance to live performances! Typically 1st & 3rd Saturdays, check the calendar for dates.

Observation Hive

Beginning Beekeeping Class

Spend the day with our Head Beekeeper, Marcin Matelski, to learn the basics of beekeeping: equipment, hive design and construction, bee biology and behavior, bee management, and bee products.

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Music Under Glass: The Alonso Brothers

Two grand pianos highlighting Cuban compositions with stunning visual presentation by Orlando and Orlay Alonso.