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.

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

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

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.

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.

Text reads, The life and work of Charles Ethan Porter. The text is over a photograph of purple and red flowers. There is a black and white photograph of Charles Ethan Porter next to the text.

2nd Wednesday Virtual Lecture: The Life and Work of Charles Ethan Porter

Join us for an exploration of the life and work of African American still life painter Charles Ethan Porter.