Garden Etiquette & Rules

GENERAL CONSERVATORY AND GARDEN ETIQUETTE

  • Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times while in the Conservatory.

  • Please stay on the paths and do not disturb the plants.

  • Pets are not allowed in the Conservatory. If you have an ADA compliant service animal, then they are welcome to accompany you.

  • While enjoying your visit to the Conservatory, you are welcome to take pictures. However, portrait photography and any photography or videography that disrupts the enjoyment of the Conservatory by other visitors is not permitted and may require a permit. Musical instruments are also not allowed in the Conservatory.

  • Visitors are not allowed to pick plants or fruits in the Conservatory. Plants are to be left for other visitors to enjoy.

  • Please do not attempt to feed the koi or chickens, as they are fed strict diets by staff.

 

ACCESSIBILITY

 

  • Is the Conservatory and gardens ADA accessible?

  • Can strollers be used in the Conservatory?

  • Do you have wheelchairs available?

 

ADMISSION

 

  • What is today's admission fee?

  • What is the next special display you will have?

  • What forms of payment do you take?

  • Can you pay for admission in advance?

 

DIRECTIONS

 

  • How to get to the park from I-65 N/S

  • How to get to the park from I-465 N/S

  • How to get to the park from major local streets

 

FACILITY DETAILS/ PLANT COLLECTIONS

 

  • Is the Conservatory an indoor or outdoor experience or both?

  • What does the Conservatory house?

  • How big is the Conservatory?

  • What does the Sunken Garden have?

  • When is the best times to visit the Conservatory?

  • When is the best times to visit the Sunken Garden?

  • What else is there to do in Garfield Park on our visit?

  • Does the Conservatory have a gift shop?

 

FOOD AND DRINK

 

  • Is food and drink allowed in the Conservatory?

  • Can we have a picnic in the Sunken Garden?

  • Do you sell food or drinks on-site?

  • Where can I find places to eat around the park?

  • I would like to have a picnic in the park, how do I go about renting a shelter?

 

GUIDED TOURS AND FIELD TRIPS

 

  • Is the Conservatory a guided or self-guided experience?

  • Do you offer regularly scheduled guided tours for the public?

  • I would like a guided tour of the Conservatory, how do I set one up?

  • I would like to bring my school group; do you have field trip opportunities?

 

HOURS OF OPERATION

 

  • Hours of Operation for the Conservatory.

  • Hours of Operation for the Sunken Garden, throughout the year.

  • Does the Conservatory ever have evening hours?

 

PARKING/BUS PARKING/ENTRANCE

 

  • Where is the Conservatory entrance?

  • Where is parking in regards to the entrance?

  • If I am bringing a bus (from a senior home, school, church or tour group) where should I park it?

  • Diagram of where buses should park

 

PETS

 

  • Are pets allowed? Exceptions?

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

 

  • What kind of camera equipment are you allowed to have in the Conservatory and Gardens?

  • What kind of photos are you allowed to take?

  • If I wanted to do portrait photography, how would I go about doing that at the Conservatory?

PROGRAMS

  • Do you have to sign up in advance for programs?

  • Do you offer personal programs for groups?

  • Can I lead a program in the park?

VOLUNTEERING/CAREERS

  • Are there volunteer opportunities at the Conservatory?

  • Is the Conservatory managed with paid staff or volunteers or both?

  • Do you have any job openings?

 

WEDDING CEREMONIES/EVENT HOSTING

 

  • Does the Conservatory host weddings?

  • How much does it cost to have a wedding at the Conservatory?

  • Can I host my event at the Conservatory?