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Harvest Day

Saturday, September 13, 2014
Hours: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: City Garden
Cost: $5 suggested donation per person, free for GPCA Members and children 3 and under


Simple and sustainable living is happening all around our busy city. City folk are keeping bees, caring for goats, collecting eggs from their homegrown chickens, making compost, and harvesting organic fruits and vegetables to feed their families ... MORE INFO



Members-Only Movie Night in the Great Lawn: WALL-E

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Hours: Check-in begins at 6:45pm
Where: Bluestone Terrace
Cost: $5 adults, $3 kids
Registration: By email


Bring a blanket or your lawn chairs, a picnic, and the whole family to see WALL-E, the movie, in the Great Lawn! Finish out the summer right with this first ever members-only Movie Night at Garfield Park Conservatory ... MORE INFO



Trapped! When Plants Attack

Hours: All Conservatory Hours
Where: Sensory Garden
Cost: Free


"Trapped! When Plants Attack" is our latest plant display, highlighting carnivorous plants. These plants use traps, pitfalls, or sticky surfaces to trap and consume animals. Come see them in action! This seasonal display is outdoors in the Sensory Garden this summer.  ... MORE INFO



Field of Sunflowers

Hours: All Conservatory Hours
Where: City Garden
Cost: Free


Coming soon! Watch the northern hill in the City Garden for a treat later this summer! The hill will be filled with sunflowers, growing 6 to 7 feet tall with blooms 5 to 7 inches wide by the end of the summer. We hope to see you wandering through the sunflowers soon ... MORE INFO



Goats at Work

First week of each month, May through September
Hours: All Conservatory Hours
Where: Prairie Hill in City Garden
Cost: Free


The Garfield Goats are back! People and goats have lived side-by-side for over 10,000 years, and today’s city dwellers are starting to realize the benefits. The goats that reside part-time at Garfield Park Conservatory belong to a Westside Chicago resident who is ... MORE INFO



Juicebox at the Garfield Park Conservatory

Select Saturdays
Hours: 11:00 am – Noon
Where: Horticulture Hall or Jensen Room
Cost: Free!


A free series of cutting-edge performances, Juicebox is geared to toddlers but is engaging for the whole family. Get your kid’s creative “juices” flowing with this free music and performance series for the stroller set ... MORE INFO



Chicago Farmers Markets
at the Garfield Park Conservatory

Sundays, June 22 – October 26
Hours: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Where: Conservatory Visitor Parking Lot
Cost: Free admission


Buy fresh and local! The Garfield Park Conservatory is proud to be a site of one of Chicago's Farmers Markets. Buy and learn about locally grown produce, baked goods, and natural products in the Conservatory's Visitor Parking Lot on Sundays ... MORE INFO



Inspired by Nature Photo Exhibit    
Hours: 9 am – 5 pm daily
Where: Community Room
Cost: Free! Just drop by!

Formerly at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, the photo exhibit accompanying Julia Bachrach and Jo Ann Nathan’s book Inspired by Nature: The Garfield Park Conservatory and Chicago’s West Side is now at the Conservatory! This exhibit includes photographs ... MORE INFO


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