Garfield Park Conservatory offers a wide range of engaging and fun programs for all ages. Click on the links above to get specific information on upcoming programs and events. Still have questions?

 

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Conservatory Guided Tours

Join us on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the Month at 2:30 PM

for a Master Gardener Led Tour of the Conservatory
Free with Paid Admission

Click on the program title to access the registration page.

 
 

Spring Bulb Show

Dates: Friday, February 28 - Friday, March 6

Times: Mon-Sat 10 am - 5 pm | Sundays 1-5 pm

Fee: $4 per person | $10 per family (2 adults max)

2 and under are always free

It is springtime at the Garfield Conservatory! Come see our stunning display of tulips and other spring blooms against the backdrop of our permanent tropical collection. The bulbs from the display will be for sale beginning March 7 at 10 am.

Spring Herb Workshop

Date: Saturday, March 7

Times: 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Fee: $5 per person (paid on the day of)    Ages: Adult

 

Spring Greens All Dressed Up: When the snow is turning gray and it's still cold, we start to think of the warmth of spring and lots of fresh greens to eat. There's nothing quite like the taste of fresh-picked greens. Learn how to grow greens in containers or in the ground. This workshop has a bonus lesson too! Liven up those salads with easy and delicious herbal dressings. Make 3 dressings using fresh herbs for you to take home. Join the Herb Society of Central Indiana. Please bring a sharp 5-6 inch knife to chop herbs and a small cutting board. Registration required.

Spring Bulb Sale

Date: Saturday, March 7

Time: 10:00 am while supplies last

Plant prices vary.

Plants from the Spring Bulb Show will be for sale beginning at 10 am, while supplies last.

Jungle Tales

Date: Tuesday, March 10

Time: 10 - 11 am

Fee: $5 per child     Ages: 2-5

Bring your preschooler to this program with a focus on the natural world.  Join us for a different nature-related story, activity and craft each month. Registration required. ​

POSTPONED - Gnome Away From Home - POSTPONED

Dates: March 21 - April 5, 2020

Times: Mon-Sat 10 am - 5 pm | Sundays 1-5 pm

Fee: $4 per person | $10 per family (2 adults max)

2 and under are always free

It's spring break and garden gnomes from far and wide have gathered at the Conservatory! See this whimsical display of garden gnomes and try to spot them all! Contact the staff for information about loaning a gnome to be part of the display.

CANCELLED - Spring Peepers - CANCELLED

Date: Wednesday, March 25

Time: 10 – 11 am

Fee: $5 per child      Ages: 2-5

There are all kinds of sounds outside in the springtime! Join us as we discover the sounds of frogs, birds, and more through stories, activities and crafts. Fee also includes admission for one adult. Registration required.

CANCELLED - Gnome and Fairy House Workshop - CANCELLED

Date: Saturday, March 28

Time: 10:15 - 11:15 am

Fee: $10 per craft     Ages: 4 and up

Join us as we celebrate our Gnome Away from Home Show! Bring your creativity and have some fun making small gnome and fairy houses and figures out of natural objects. Registration required by March 23rd. Please register for 1 spot for each house you want to make. Groups/families making 1 house should only register for 1 spot.

CANCELLED - Bonsai 101 - CANCELLED

Date: Saturday, March 28

Time: 1 - 4 pm

Fee: $5 registration fee | $20 instructor fee (paid on the day of)

Ages: Adult

Join instructors from the Indianapolis Bonsai Club as they discuss the basics of this unique form of art. $5 fee due at registration, $20 fee due day of program.

 

POSTPONED - Gnome Away From Home - POSTPONED

Dates: Saturday, March 21 - Sunday, April 5

Times: Mon-Sat 10 am - 5 pm | Sundays 1-5 pm

Fee: $4 per person | $10 per family (2 adults max)

2 and under are always free

It's spring break and garden gnomes from far and wide have gathered at the Conservatory! See this whimsical display of garden gnomes and try to spot them all! Contact the staff for information about loaning a gnome to be part of the display.

CANCELLED - Herb Gardening for Kids - CANCELLED

Date: Saturday, April 4

Time: 10:00 - 11:30 am

Fee: $5 per person - paid to instructor at the time of the program

Ages: 6-13

Bring the kids to learn more about growing herbs from the experts in the Herb Society of Central Indiana.  There will be recipes to try, handouts, and snacks. Parents are welcome to stay and enjoy the fun.  Registration required.

 

Jungle Tales

Date: Tuesday, April 14

Time: 10 - 11 am

Fee: $5 per child     Ages: 2-5

Bring your preschooler to this program with a focus on the natural world.  Join us for a different nature-related story, activity and craft each month. Registration required. ​

Earth Day Fun

Date: Wednesday, April 22

Time: 10 - 11 am

Fee: $5 per child     Ages: 2-5

Let's have fun on Earth Day! Join us for a story, craft and fun activity as we learn about our planet and how we can help protect it. Fee also includes admission for one adult. Registration required. ​

 

Herbal Soap Workshop

Date: Saturday, May 2

Time: 10:00 - 11:30 am

Fee: $5 per person - paid to instructor at the time of the program

Ages: 16 and up

Join the Herb Society of Central Indiana and learn how to make herbal soaps. Find out about the use of herbs in salves, lotions and more from member Sharon Patterson. Class will include handouts, recipes and snacks. Registration required.

Garden Planting Day

Date: Thursday, May 7, 2020

Time: 6:15-7:15 pm

Fee: $4     Ages: 3 and up

It's time to get planting in Blake's Garden. Join us to learn all about getting the garden started and help plant in some of our garden spaces. This evening of gardening and learning is open to all ages and gardening levels. Program will include a brief lesson, time to work, and crafts and activities for children. Registration required for everyone over age 3.

 

Urban Bird Walk

Date: Saturday, May 7, 2020

Time: 8:00-9:30 am

Fee: $5     Ages: All

Garfield Park, while being an urban park, is also sanctuary for wildlife. Join a park naturalist on walk through the park in search of birds. If you've never been on a bird walk before or consider yourself an expert birder, this is open to all. Registration is required. Please remember to bring binoculars, if you have them. A limited number of binoculars will be available. Also, remember to wear your walking shoes; bring a hat, sunscreen or bug spray if you think you'll need them.

Jungle Tales

Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Time: 10 - 11 am

Fee: $5 per child     Ages: 2-5

Bring your preschooler to this program with a focus on the natural world.  Join us for a different nature-related story, activity and craft each month. Registration required. ​

Master Gardener Plant Sale

Date: Saturday, May 16, 2020

Time: 9 - 12 am

Fee: Free     Ages: All

This is not just a sale! In addition to annual and perennial plants for sale, the Master Gardeners will also be on hand to give advice and answer all of your gardening questions. Admission to sale is free, plant prices vary.

Little Green Thumbs

Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Time: 10 - 11 am

Fee: $5     Ages: 2-8

Bring your little gardener to get their hands dirty in the Children's Garden. Participants will have the opportunity to plant, care for, and harvest crops in the Garden. Come to one, or come to all. Registration required.