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COVID-19 UPDATE:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Indy Parks is requiring face masks in all indoor facilities, including the Conservatory.

For outdoor spaces, park visitors are encouraged to practice social distancing.

We  appreciate your patience and cooperation.

 

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?

 

Call us at 317-327-7183 or Call Customer Service at 317-327-PARK

 

 

 

 

 

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Critter Chat

Date: Saturday, January 8

Time: 2:00 pm

Fee: FREE      Ages: ALL

 

Drop by Blake’s Garden to meet one of our resident critters. No registration needed, however all current Covid protocols will be followed. Program will be held in classroom if weather is inclement.

 

Jungle Tales

Date: Tuesday, January 11

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.

Snakes Alive!

Date: Saturday, January 22

Time: 2-3 pm

Fee: $5 per child     Ages: 4-10

 

Come have some scaly, slithery fun at the Conservatory as we learn about our reptile friends, snakes. Program will include live animals for kids to touch and a craft.

Visitor Appreciation Day

Date: Sunday, January 30

Time: 1-5 pm

Fee: FREE    Ages: ALL

 

In appreciation of all our wonderful visitors and supporters, admission to the Conservatory is FREE on this day. Enjoy our unique tropical experience, including waterfalls, orchids, animals and more - all for free!

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Critter Chat

Date: Saturday, February 5

Time: 2:00 pm

Fee: FREE      Ages: ALL

 

Drop by Blake’s Garden to meet one of our resident critters. No registration needed, however all current Covid protocols will be followed. Program will be held in classroom if weather is inclement.

Jungle Tales

Date: Tuesday, February 8

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.

Recycled Valentines

Date: Saturday, February 12

Time: 2 pm

Fee: $5 per child     Ages: 4-10

 

Valentine's Day is 2 days away! Have your kids made all their cards yet? Sign up for this fun program where will use recycled materials to create Valentine's Day cards. Registration required.

Sweetie Stroll
Date: Monday, February 14
Session A: 6-6:50 pm 
Session B: 7-7:50 pm - Session Full

Session C: 8-8:50 pm

Fee: $7 per person      Ages: Adult
 

Make plans to enjoy an evening stroll in the candlelit Conservatory this Valentine’s Day. After looking at our tropical plant collection, pick up a goodie bag with tropical treats to enjoy at home. Registration is required. Registration will open on Monday, January 3 at 10 am.

 

Coffee and Conservation
Date: Saturday, February 19
Time: 2-3 pm
Fee: $8 per person     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 and protect Indiana native migratory birds. Program attendees will have a chance to see our Conservatory coffee trees and decorate a plain white coffee mug to keep. Registration required.

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Spring Bulb Show

Dates: Friday, March 4-11

Fees: $5 per person

$12 per family (2 adults max.)

It’s springtime at the Garfield Conservatory!  Come see our stunning display of tulips and other spring blooms against the backdrop of our permanent tropical collection.  Bulbs from the display will be for a sale beginning Saturday, March 12 at 10:00 am

 

Early Morning Photography

Date: Saturday, March 5

Time: 8:30-10 am

Fee: $6 per person      Ages: Adult

Don't miss this opportunity to practice your photography skills in the morning before the Conservatory opens. The Conservatory is full of beautiful spring tulips, daffodils and hyacinths of many colors, plus tropical orchids, palms, ferns and so much more! Each photographer will be allowed a tripod during this event. Make sure to register, as space is limited. Program is for hobby plant photography. No commercial and/or portrait photography permitted.

Starting an Herb Garden

Date: Saturday, March 5

Time: 10-11:30 am

Fee: $5 per person      Ages: Adult

Join the Central Indiana Herb Society this spring for an introduction to herbs and starting an herb garden. Registration required.

Jungle Tales

Date: Tuesday, March 8

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.

Gnome Away From Home

Dates: Saturday, March 19 - Sunday, April 3

Fees: $5 per person

$12 per family (2 adults max.)

This spring break garden gnomes from far and wide will gather at the Conservatory! See this whimsical display of garden gnomes and try to spot them all! This year’s theme is “Game On,” allowing visitors to enjoy the gnomes’ take on popular board games. Contact the staff for information about loaning a gnome to be part of the display.

Green in the Garden

Date: Saturday, March 19

Time: 2:00 pm

Fee: FREE      Ages: ALL

Stop by Blake’s Garden to help us plant our spring greens. Participants will also have a chance to start greens to take home and grow (while supplies last). No registration required.

Little Explorers: Spring

Date: Wednesday, March 23

Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am

$4 per child

Calling all little ones who are ready to explore! Join us as we take a short walk around the park, exploring nature as we go. We will also have activities and crafts available during or after the walk. This month’s theme is signs and sounds of spring! Registration required. 

 

Critter Chat

Date: Saturday, March 26

Time: 2:00 pm

Fee: FREE      Ages: ALL

 

Drop by Blake’s Garden to meet one of our resident critters. No registration needed, however all current Covid protocols will be followed. Program will be held in classroom if weather is inclement.

 

Gnome Much Fun!

Date: Thursday, March 31

Time: 10-11 am

Fee: $7 per child      Ages: 4-10

Join us for all things gnome! Kids will enjoy a gnome story and paint a gnome bank to take home. Participants will also have the chance to visit the Gnome Away from Home display. Registration for each child is required.

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