Special Events & Fundraisers

cheers Palm HouseEvery year the Conservatory produces a top-notch line-up of special events that are perfect for every age! From tots and toddlers to moms and grandparents, the Conservatory offers a dynamic set of unique experiences centered around our impressive plant collection.

Some of our most popular events are fundraising events that benefit the Conservatory’s programs and activities.

Take a look through some of our events from years past and make sure to save the date for next year so you don’t miss out on some of our most exciting and innovative programs to date!

Beer Under Glass

100 Brewers, 1 Glass and 12 Pours in Chicago’s premier tropical destination – need we say more? This fun-filled fundraiser is the kick-off to Illinois Craft Brew Week and a beer drinker’s paradise!  Ticket proceeds help support our programs.

Beer Under Glass 2018

Beer Under Glass 2017 

FLEUROTICA

FLEUROTICA sits at the crossroads of fashion and botany with a runway show on par with Heidi Klum’s Project Runway. Treat yourself to a night of creativity, beauty and feats of design with  plant-based full looks and accessories.

2018 • 20172014

Music Under Glass

Classical music performed in a classic atmosphere! Music Under Glass is one of the Conservatory’s newest endeavors that brings a variety of high caliber musicians to the Conservatory for live classical music on Sunday afternoons. Learn more.

Upcoming concerts:

Past Concerts:

Wine Under Glass

This sophisticated affair is the wine connoisseur’s must-attend event of the year! With over 15 vintners representing wines from across the world, Wine Under Glass is one of our most popular fundraisers.

2016

Harvest Day

This annual family-friendly special event showcases the diversity of our prgrammatic offerings from beekeeping and composting to organic gardening and nature play.

2017 • 2016

Creatures of the Night

The Conservatory goes all out for Halloween with a bevy of animal guests and activities in this hands-on event!  Check out last year’s events and save the date for Creatures of the Night on Saturday, October 28th, 2017!

2016

Sweet Saturday

Discover the tropical treats and taste your way through Garfield Park Conservatory.  Join us on February 10th, 2018 for Sweet Saturday and try some sweet treats while learning about plants in our collection.

Chinese New Year

Each year we ring in the lunar new year with a bang (and a dragon!) in this engaging event!  Check out our event from January and look forward to next year’s activities in February 2018!

2017