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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Registration for summer programs begins Friday, May 15.


In the Garden: Water and Weeds

Date: Thursday, June 4
Time: 6:15-7:15 p.m.
Fee: $4 per person    Ages: All


Join our educators in Blake’s Garden for an evening of gardening and learning. Learn about garden maintenance, including weed identification and watering tips and tricks. Practice your skills in our garden beds and see if there’s anything to harvest. Crafts and activities will be available for the youngsters to enjoy. Registration required.  All ages, 2 and under are free.


Bonsai Show
Dates: Saturday, June 6 & Sunday, June 7
Times: Saturday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm & Sunday: 1:00-5:00 pm
Fees: $4 per person or $10 per family (2 adult max.)     Ages: All


Join the Indianapolis Bonsai Club as they showcase their unique bonsai specimens throughout the Conservatory. Club members will be available to answer your questions, and vendors will have items for sale.


Jungle Tales
Date: Tuesday, June 9
Time: 10:00-11:00 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.


Urban Bird Walk
Date: Saturday, June 13
Time: 8:00-9:30 am
Fee: $5 per person      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 wear your walking shoes and bring binoculars if you have them.


Nature Play Day
Date: Saturday, June 13
Time: 12:00-2:00 pm
Fee: Free     Ages: 2-14


Join us as we celebrate Nature Play Days and enjoy fun, self-guided outdoor activities. Kids will have a chance to explore the park, play and create.  Come to the front desk to pick-up a self-guided packet to return for a prize. No registration required.


Little Green Thumbs
Date: Wednesday, June 17
Time: 10:00-11:00 am
Fee: $5 per child      Ages: 2-5


Join us as we get to gardening in Blake’s Garden!  Young ones will learn about starting a garden and have the chance to help plant our vegetable garden. There will also be a story, craft and time to explore. Registration required.


Garfield Park Biergarten
Date: Thursday, June 18
Time: 5:30- 9 pm
Fee: Free     Ages: All


Enjoy this special event in the Sunken Garden with drinks from Garfield Brewery, food for purchase, and live entertainment.  Admission to the Garden is free, so come enjoy an evening with friends and neighbors.