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.

 
 

Pollinators and Pests
Date: Tuesday, July 9
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 all about garden bugs and how to attract the good and deter the not-so-good.  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.
 

Garfield Bird Walk
Date: Saturday, July 11
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.
 

Jungle Tales
Date: Tuesday, July 14
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.  Ages: 2-5
 

Garfield Park Biergarten
Date: Thursday, July 16
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.
 

Super Succulents
Date: Sunday, July 19
Time: 2:00-3:00 pm
Fee: $12      Ages: Adult

Succulents are the plants that keep on giving!  Join us and learn how to grow and propagate succulents.  Use these skills to create a mini succulent planter.  Registration required.
 

Little Green Thumbs
Date: Wednesday, July 22
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.
 

Birds and Beans
Date: Saturday, July 25
Time: 10:30-11:30 am
Fee: $10      Ages: Adult

Join us as we discover the history of coffee and gain a greater appreciation for one of our favorite beverages.  Learn more about how coffee can be grown in harmony with the rainforest. Program will a chance to sample different varieties of coffees and see our Conservatory coffee trees.
 

 

Herbal Harvest
Date: Saturday, Aug 1
Time: 10:00-11:30 am
Fee: $5 paid to instructor      Ages: Adult

Join the Herb Society of Central Indiana for a program on harvesting, drying, storing, and cooking with herbs. Program will include take home handouts, recipes to get ready for the chill of autumn and of course herbal snacks. Reservations required - $5 payment make to instructor on day of program. 
 

Children’s Garden Harvest
Date: Tuesday, August 6
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 how to tell when produce is ready to harvest and see what’s producing in the garden’s raised beds. Crafts and activities will be available for the youngsters to enjoy. Registration required.  All ages, 2 and under are free.
 

Jungle Tales
Date: Tuesday, August 11
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.
 

Chimney Swift Watch
Date: Friday, August 14
Time: 8:30-9:30 pm
Fee: $6 per person      Ages: All

Join a park naturalist at the Pagoda for an evening of learning about and observing the Chimney Swift colony that lives at the Art Center. Bring your picnic blankets, chairs and snacks and hang out with us as we watch the colony start their summer evening rituals and learn about conservation efforts for these majestic little birds.
 

Garfield Bird Walk
Date: Saturday, August 15
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.
 

Little Green Thumbs
Date: Wednesday, August 19
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, August 20
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.
 

Beautiful Butterflies
Date: Saturday, August 22
Time: 2:00-3:00 pm
Fee: $5 per child      Ages: 5-12

We love butterflies and we’ve planted their favorite flowers all over the gardens. Explore with us as we discover butterflies and caterpillars and make a cool craft! Registration required.
 
Garden Harvest Ideas

Date: Saturday, August 29
Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Fee: $5 per person     Ages: 16 & Up

Join our educators in Blake’s Garden for a Saturday of gardening and learning. Learn how to use or preserve the bounty your garden gives you. Topics will include: water bath canning some produce; prepping, cooking and freezing produce; and strategies for ripening and using the very last of your produce. Registration required.