Planned Giving

Help ensure the future of the Garfield Park Conservatory. Your gift through the Perennial Society ensures a lasting legacy.

The Garfield Park Conservatory was established in 1907 to provide all visitors with year-round access to the beauty and rejuvenating powers of nature.  There’s an important role for each of us to play in helping ensure that the restorative experience of a visit to the Conservatory continues to be available for the benefit of all Chicagoans.

Among the simplest ways to support the Conservatory is with a gift that you can make at any point in your life and allow to grow over time like the beautiful plants in the Conservatory’s collection. We can help you with information about these opportunities offered through our Perennial Society.  The Perennial Society is the Conservatory’s program to share information about how Conservatory lovers can help ensure the continued vitality of this beloved Chicago treasure.

If you have questions on how to get started or have already included the Conservatory in your estate plan, please contact Barbara Carney, Director of Special Projects, at 773-638-1766 x 33 or We look forward to discussing how your gift can help ensure the future of the Garfield Park Conservatory!

NEW: Giving with CARES Act

The recently enacted CARES Act provides some additional tax relief, which makes it easier to receive a tax advantage or make gift from your IRA. Learn more.

Estate Planning and More Ways to Give

Your gift through the Perennial Society ensures a lasting legacy through Bequests, Retirement assets, Life insurance and other options.  Learn more.