• Corpse Flower
    Our Corpse Flower is
    about to open!
    It has been growing like crazy and we expect it to have a big, stinky bloom any day now.
    The titan arum on display was donated to us by our friends at the Chicago Botanic Garden.
  • solarise
    solarise: a sea of all colors
    Exhibit by Luftwerk
    Light and Sculpture Installations
    Opening September 23rd, solarise: a sea of all colors is
    Luftwerk’s site-specific response to the Conservatory’s
    historic structure, and natural collection.
  • displays
    thousands of
    plant species
    On Display Throughout Eight Rooms
    Travel through the Conservatory and experience the lush
    flora and tropical temperatures in our magnificent facility
    taking you away from the hustle and bustle of Chicago.
  • outdoor gardens
    Outdoor Gardens
    City Garden & Monet Garden
    During the summer months don't miss visiting the
    Conservatory's outdoor gardens including an adaptation
    of Claude Monet’s well known garden at Giverney, France.
  • kids and family activities
    Kids &
    Family Activities
    Indoor and Outdoor Kids’ Activities
    Garfield Park Conservatory is a fantastic place to bring
    family members of all ages. Something’s always growing,
    and there’s always something new to discover!
  • workshops
    Workshops &
    Beekeeping, Composting, Gardening & More
    The Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance offers a myriad
    of gardening, beekeeping and eco-friendly programs
    designed to help you get closer to nature in the city.
  • special events
    Special Events
    & Shows
    Music, Dance, Art & More
    The Garfield Park Conservatory hosts a variety
    concerts, exhibits and art experiences every year,
    highlighting the vibrant culture of Chicago.

News & Updates

solarise: a sea of all colors art installation will be on display from September 23, 2015 through September 22, 2016. The solarise exhibit at Garfield Park Conservatory, is a series of light and sculptural environments created by Luftwerk - Chicago artists Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero.
Todd Brethauer, a volunteer from the United States Botanic Gardens, will share his extensive knowledge on the botany, history and production of fruit in these two lectures on Saturday, October 3, 2015. The lecture on Apples & Pears starts at 12:30 pm and the Citrus lecture at 1:45 pm. In between lectures, attendees will sample different fruits. Adults and youth 13 and older are welcome to attend.
Simple and sustainable living is happening all around our busy city. City folk are keeping bees, caring for goats, making compost, and harvesting organic fruits and vegetables to feed their families. Come join us Sunday, September 13th for this celebration of urban pioneer living on the Outdoor Lawns & Gardens at Garfield Park Conservatory!

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We are almost always looking for energetic, dedicated people to lend a hand in our gardens and programs. If you are someone who enjoys sharing your passion for plants with people or someone who just likes to get your hands dirty – we probably have a volunteer opportunity for you! Some of our opportunities have a minimum time commitment, but many are flexible.

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Other Items of Interest

plant clinic
Have a Question ABout Your House Plant? Garden?

The University of Illinois Extension's Plant Information Clinic located at the Conservatory is the place for in-depth answers ... Learn More ‣

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Items Made from Conservatory Broken Glass For Sale in Gift Shop

The broken glass collected in the Conservatory after the 2011 hail storm is being put to good use. Local artists have created works of art ... Learn More ‣

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Sign up today for the Conservatory E-Letter and be in the loop about upcoming exhibits, special events, and more featured at the Conservatory ... Learn More ‣

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Hold Your Next Event at the Garfield Park Conservatory!

How luxurious to be able to take your guests to a tropical paradise and you don't have to fly to get there! The Conservatory provides a lush setting ... Learn More ‣

group visits
Group Visits for Schools, Adults and Community Organizations

The Conservatory is a green wonder under glass and a great place for groups of all ages to explore. Schools and Groups of 10 or more must register ... Learn More ‣

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Filming and Photography

Visitors are welcome to take photographs for their personal use. A Chicago Park District Media Permit is required for the following activities: ... Learn More ‣

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1% for the Planet

We are an approved 1% for the Planet partner. 1% for the Planet connects businesses, consumers, and nonprofits, empowering all of us for positive change ... Learn More ‣


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All schools and groups of 10 or more people must pre-register for their visit. Click the button for information and fees.

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