The 12 acres of outdoor gardens include the City Garden, Demonstration Garden, Play & Grow Garden, Artist’s Garden and Sensory Garden.
Play & Grow Garden
Kids 0 – 8 can experiment with pebbles, make mud pies, walk the stump obstacle course, or make music on a wooden xylophone. The garden is open seasonally. Children must be supervised in the garden.
*Play & Grow closes for the season each year in December and reopens depending on the weather each year in April.
Raised beds include seasonal flowers and the carnivorous plant bog. To the west, there is a labyrinth to stroll for moving meditation. To the east are bee hives where you can catch Beekeeping Demonstrations on Tuesdays and Saturdays, 11am-12:30pm.
Visitors can learn about community and organic gardening in Chicago in this beautiful city lot-sized working garden. Find space-saving and above-ground growing methods, composting information and a wide variety of flowers, herbs and vegetables. The produce grown here is donated to the Garfield Park Farmers Market.