Over 2 acres of indoor greenhouses and 12 acres of outdoor gardens make up the Garfield Park Conservatory. As the third largest plant conservatory in the world, Garfield Park aims to educate everyone who visits about the importance of composting, plants, and sustainable living. They offer several family friendly programs on the weekends so it’s a great chance to learn all about conservation.
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Elizabeth Morse Genius Children’s Garden
Walking around this indoor garden, families will see vines, flowers, leaves, and huge roots. The goal of the garden is to educate everyone who wanders arounf the children’s garden and enhance their appreciation of nature. Some of its special features include interactive exhibits, an indoor pond, and displays that help demonstrate how plants are born.
In the summer, the Conservatory hosts over 12 acres of outdoor gardens. Each garden follows a specific theme including the play & grow garden, the Monet garden, and the sensory garden. The gardens are constantly changing and gaining new plants so every time you visit is a unique, camera worthy experience.
Held every weekend, this program is specifically for families. This indoor workshop allows for kids and parents to try hands on projects and gain an understanding of the importance of nature. There are new activities every week but each session is sure to teach you something new.