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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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Garfield Park Master Gardener - Guided Conservatory Tours

2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month @ 11 AM - Included in that days admissions fee

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Spring Herbal Gifts

Date: Saturday, May 4th, 2024

Time: 10-11:30 AM

Fee: $6 per person    Ages: 16 and up

Join the Herb Society of Central Indiana for a fun class on making gifts with herbs, perfect for Mother's Day or anyone else that needs a spring pick-me-up. You will also have the opportunity to learn about herbs you can grow yourself throughout the season. There will be recipes, handouts and herbal snacks. Pre-registration required.

Critter Chat

Date: Saturday, May 11th, 2024

Time: 2 PM

Fee: FREE | DROP-IN    Ages: All

Drop by Blake’s Garden to meet one of our resident critters. No registration needed. Program will be held in classroom if weather is
inclement.

 

Jungle Tales

Date: Tuesday, May 14th, 2024

Time: 10-11 AM

Fee: $6 per child    Ages: 2-5

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

 

Garden Storytime

Date: Friday, May 24th, 2024

Time: 10 AM

Fee: FREE | DROP-IN    Ages: All (Recommended Ages 2-8)

Join us in Blake’s Children’s Garden as we learn about nature through a story reading. After the reading children are encouraged to stay and explore the garden. This program is free and open to anyone wishing to attend. The target age range is 2-8 years old.

Program will be moved into the classroom in case of inclement weather.

 

Butterfly Planters

Date: Saturday, May 25th, 2024

Time: 11 AM -12 PM

Fee: $22 per planter    Ages: All

 

Butterflies are an important part of our local ecosystem. They pollinate many of the plants other wildlife depend on for food and they pollinate a lot of what is in our vegetable gardens. Help support your local butterflies, by making a small rectangular planter box full of butterflies' favorite plants. We will plant flowers for pollination and host plants for caterpillars. Something for every part of the butterfly life cycle.

 

Every one is welcome to join in on this program. Program fee is per planter. You can make one planter for your family or make individual planters. These are decent sized planters, so you may only want one. Program fee includes: planter, soil, plugs (plants) and labels. Conservatory admission for one person also included in program fee.

 

Little Green Thumbs

Date: Thursday, May 29th, 2024

Time: 10-11 AM

Fee: $6 per child    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.

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Cultivating Minds Garden Series: Recycled Art

Date: Saturday, June 1st, 2024

Time: 11 AM-12 PM

Fee: FREE|DROP-IN   Ages: All

Join us in the Children's Garden to learn about various gardening and nature topics you've always wanted to know more about. Learn how to grow new plants; make healthier gardens; learn how to support local wildlife; learn new hobbies; make healthy lifestyle choices and such much more! This is a drop-in demonstration program. Feel free to come any time between 11 am and 12 pm and stay for as long as you’d like (demonstration slated to last 10-15 at a time) and explore the Children’s Garden afterwards. Each program will have a small take home item. The program is free, but donations are appreciated (at the front desk).

In conjunction with Earth Day Indiana, Conservatory naturalist staff are doing a program on reusing recyclables to make useful household products or art. When we think of "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" we often think of recycle first, rather than last as it's meant to be thought of in this phrase. Our first goal should be to see how we can reduce waste in the first place and then think of ways to reuse the waste we do inevitably create. Together we will be making a small recycled art project or item to take home and looking at ways we can reuse our recyclables! 

Jungle Tales

Date: Tuesday, June 11th, 2024

Time: 10-11 AM

Fee: $6 per child    Ages: 2-5

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

 

Little Green Thumbs

Date: Thursday, June 20th, 2024

Time: 10-11 AM

Fee: $6 per child    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.

Critter Chat

Date: Saturday, June 15th, 2024

Time: 2 PM

Fee: FREE | DROP-IN    Ages: All

Drop by Blake’s Garden to meet one of our resident critters. No registration needed. Program will be held in classroom if weather is
inclem
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Garden Storytime

Date: Friday, June 28th, 2024

Time: 10 AM

Fee: FREE | DROP-IN    Ages: All (Recommended Ages 2-8)

Join us in Blake’s Children’s Garden as we learn about nature through a story reading. After the reading children are encouraged to stay and explore the garden. This program is free and open to anyone wishing to attend. The target age range is 2-8 years old.

Program will be moved into the classroom in case of inclement weather.

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