COVID-19 UPDATE as of 8/5/2020: Garfield Park Conservatory’s outdoor gardens are open to the public with timed entry reservations! We have adjusted our operations to safely welcome you back. We are open Wednesday – Sunday and will change hours to 10am to 5pm beginning Wednesday, August 12. The indoor gardens remain closed to the public at this time. Thank you for your patience and understanding while we implement new procedures. This phased reopening plan will only be successful with your cooperation and respect of the guidelines.  Click here to learn more about our phased reopening plan.

Click Here to read through our new FAQs (screen reader accessible pdf opens in a new tab).

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Location & Hours

300 N. Central Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60624

The Garfield Park Conservatory is located at the intersection of North Central Park Ave. and Lake St.

We have adjusted hours to safely welcome you back to the outdoor gardens! We are open 11am-7pm Wednesdays – Sundays (closed Mondays and Tuesdays).

Please note that the indoor gardens remain closed at this time.



The Gift Shop is closed. Stay tuned for updates.


During our phased reopening, we will remain FREE and open to all. You will need a reservation booked in advance of your visit. We welcome donations at time of booking your visit or on-site.


All group tours are cancelled through December 31, 2020. For questions, please contact

All in-person programming is cancelled through December 31, 2020. Our nature education staff is working to move what we can to virtual platforms when possible. Check out our Resource Center to find at-home nature education activities for all ages


PARKING: We have FREE parking in the Visitor’s Parking Lot just south of the Conservatory entrance., as well as Bike Corrals and a Divvy bike station in front of the building on Central Park Avenue.

You can also take the Green Line to the Conservatory Stop. You won’t miss us, we’re the huge glass building just north of Lake Street on the West side of the street.



The Garfield Park Conservatory is committed to providing a quality experience for all visitors. Please note, all outdoor pathways on the campus map below are concrete, with pavers or are hard-packed gravel. Smaller side pathways not pictured on the map may be covered in mulch or sand. Learn more about accessibility at the Conservatory.