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GARFIELD PARK CONSERVATORY is located within the 136 acre Garfield Park, on Indianapolis' near south side. The facility is open to the public and offers workshops, gardening demonstrations, youth education and guest lecturers on horticulture and landscaping. The conservatory features special exhibits throughout the year, including holiday poinsettias, orchids and the spring bulb show!


Conservatory Closed
Monday Sept. 01, 2014
Garden open 2-10 p.m.

Conservatory Hours: Mon-Sat 10:00 a.m.- 5 p.m.     Sunday 1-5 p.m.

Sunken Garden Closure Times:
10:00 p.m. through Sept. 15
9:00 p.m. Sept. 16 - Oct. 15
5:00 p.m. Oct. 16 - Spring 2015

Daily Admission: $1       Special Event Admission $3


Call 327-PARK or click here to register online.

80ís Dance Party at the Conservatory
Date:September 5     Time: 6-9 p.m.     Admission: $3 per person
Break out your neon colors and big hair as we celebrate the 80ís. Activities include games, trivia, dancing and fun! Dance contest at 8:00 p.m. Raffle at 8:30 p.m.     Fun for the whole family!

Rose Show
Date: Saturday Sept. 6     Time: 12-4 p.m.      Fee: $1 per person
The Indianapolis Rose Society will present a display show of many different rose varieties. Society members will also be on hand, so bring your questions!

Early Morning Photography
Date: Saturday, September 20     Time: 8-10 a.m.     Fee: $5 per person     Ages: Adult
Donít miss this opportunity to practice your photography skills before the Conservatory opens. A shot for our First Friday Photo Contest! Make sure to register, as space is limited (221578).

Garden Groceries
Date: Saturday, September 20     Time: 2-3 p.m.     Free      All Ages
Come enjoy the fruits of our labor! The summerís harvest should be ripe and ready for picking. Stop by the Childrenís Garden and learn about the benefits of eating your fruits and vegetables and have the chance pick some fresh produce to take home!

Leaf Hoppers
Date: Monday, September 22     Time: 10-11 a.m.      Fee: $4 per child      Ages: 2-5
Join us for all kinds of leafy fun! Weíll do a leaf craft and find all different kinds of leaves Ė and, of course, find out why leaves are so important to plants! Registration required (221571).

Orchids 101
Date:Saturday, September 27     Time: 1:30-2:20 p.m.     Ages: Adult      Fee: $6 per person
This is a great opportunity to learn the basics about growing orchids at home! Orchid beginners will learn the basics of watering and repotting and what orchids make the best houseplants. Price includes admission to the Orchid Fest display. Registration required (221580).

Orchid Fest
Date:September 27-October 5      Admission: $3 per person or $8 per family (2 adults max.)
Donít miss this display of hundreds of blooming orchids set against the backdrop of the tropical Conservatory. Orchids and growing supplies, as well as growing advice will also be available during this special event.

Garfield Park Conservatory Photo Contest
Date: Friday October 3     Time:6-9 p.m.      Admission:$3 per person     Ages: 12+
Do you enjoy photography? Have you taken some great shots here at the Conservatory and Gardens? Do you long for an outlet to share these special images? If you answered yes, then consider entering the GPC Photo Contest. Photo submission is free, limited to one entry per person and you could win a $50 gift card to Roberts Camera or a $25 gift card to the Garfield Eatery on Shelby St.

Click here for contest details
Click here for the artist loan agreement

Site last updated March 6, 2013


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