Special Events & Fundraisers

Every 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 2021

Beer Under Glass 2019

Beer Under Glass 2018

Beer Under Glass 2017


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. Learn more!

2020 – a new virtual event.

2019 • 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.

Past Concerts:

Wine Under Glass


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!


Sweet Saturday

Discover the tropical treats and taste your way through Garfield Park Conservatory.  2019 • 2018

Chinese New Year