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

fleurotica 2019 runway shot of melinda whitmore peacock dress

FLEUROTICA 2019

FLEUROTICA spotlights the unique talents of Chicago’s leading floral designers, fashion designers, landscape artists and students as they create breathtaking garments made entirely from plants, flowers and natural materials.

Composting Demo

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

dancing kids

JuiceBox Concerts

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

kids' activity

Fiddleheads

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

View of Garfield Park Conservatory and Cabbage Patch from the sky

Cabbage Harvesting

Come harvest a cabbage and learn about the Cabbage Patch exhibit!

Open House Chicago logo

Open House Chicago 2019

Open House Chicago returns to Garfield Park Conservatory in 2019 with a focus on the Cabbage Patch exhibit. 

kids' activity

Fiddleheads

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

View of Garfield Park Conservatory and Cabbage Patch from the sky

Cabbage Harvesting

Come harvest a cabbage and learn about the Cabbage Patch exhibit!

Open House Chicago logo

Open House Chicago 2019

Open House Chicago returns to Garfield Park Conservatory in 2019 with a focus on the Cabbage Patch exhibit.