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GET INVOLVED! Offering a wide range of programs geared towards both youth and adult education, Garfield Park Conservatory and Sunken Garden provides a unique setting for engaged learning. Read below to learn up to date information on programs, seasonal displays, lecture series, club events and much more!

To find out specific information on any of these events call 317.327.7580.


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Scroll down for a list of ongoing programs and upcoming events offered each month.

Call 327-PARK or click here to register online.
Use the 6-digit barcode to find your program.


Girl Scouts

GIRL SCOUTS NATURE PROGRAMS

Our environmental education team has partnered with the Girl Scouts of America to provide rainforest, ecology and conservation programs for your Girl Scouts.

Click here to see a full list of Girl Scout Programs.

For more information or registration please call the Girl Scouts office at 317.924.6864.



JUNGLE TALES
2nd Tuesday of each month     Ages: 2-5 (with adult)     Time: 10-11am      Fee: $4 per session

This popular preschool program focuses on the rain forest and our local environment. Join us each month for a different nature-related story, activity, and craft. This program fills up fast and pre-registration is required.

Click here to REGISTER TODAY using the barcode listed next to the program date!

April 14 (226986)
May 12 (226987)


Discover

GUIDED CONSERVATORY TOURS

Join Master Gardeners as they conduct tours highlighting information about the interesting and unusual plants in the Conservatory.   Tours begin at 2:30pm every Saturday in June, July, and August, and the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month from September through May.
Free with paid admission


events
March

March

Gnome Away from Home
Dates: Friday, March 20 - Saturday, April 4        Hours: Mon-Sat: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun 1-5 p.m.       Fee: Special Event Admission $3 per person, $8 per family        Ages: All
It's spring break, and garden gnomes from far and wide have gathered at the Conservatory for a tropical vacation! Come see this whimsical display of garden gnomes enjoying the tropical escape and see if you can spot them all! No registration required.

Meet the Herb of the Year
Date: Saturday, March 28      Time: 10:00-11:00am.      Fee: $5 per person       Ages: 3 and up
Join the Central Indiana Herb Society for an introduction to this year's Herb of the Year: Savory. Learn all about the uses of this herb and how to grow it. Registration required, payment taken by instructor on day of program.

Gnomes and Fairies Workshop
Date: Saturday, March 28      Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m.      Fee: $6 per participant        Ages: 3 and up
Join us as we celebrate our Gnome Away from Home Show with a family fun program making small gnome and fairy houses and figures out of natural objects. Registration required by March 18.

Tree Bud-dies!
Date: Monday, March 30      Time: 10:00-11:00 a.m.      Fee: $4 per child       Ages: 2-5
Where have all the leaves gone and when will they come back? Join us as we explore tree buds, the start of next year's leaves, through games, stories and crafts. Registration required.


Click here to register online using the 6-digit barcode.


April

April

Family Garden Day: The Early Spring Garden
Date: Saturday, April 11       Time: 2-3:30 p.m.        Fee: $6       Ages: All
April isnít too early to be thinking about your garden. In fact your family can start crops now, so you can enjoy them and then replace them with a summer crop. Discover hardy cold crops that you can plant in early spring and fall such as spinach, Swiss chard and kale. Learn how to get more out of your garden by taking advantage of every season.

Jungle Tales
Date: Tuesday, April 14      Time: 10:00-11:00 a.m.      Fee: $4 per child        Ages: 2-5
This popular preschool program focuses on the rain forest and our local environment. Join us each month for a different nature-related story, activity, and craft. This program fills up fast and pre-registration is required.

Spring Orchid Show
Date: Saturday, April 18 and Sunday April 19      Time: 10:00-5:00 p.m.      Fee: $3 per person, $8 per family
This weekend, the Garfield Conservatory will be filled with many of displays of blooming orchids from across the Midwest, all competing for awards. Come check out this annual event presented by the Central Indiana Orchid Society. Vendors will also be available with orchids for sale. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

April Showers
Date: Wednesday, April 22       Time: 10-11 a.m.        Fee: $4      Ages: 2-5
Letís have fun with water! Join us for a story, craft and fun activity as we learn about nature. Registration required.


Click here to register online using the 6-digit barcode.


May

May

Herb Society Program: Starting Your Herb Garden
Date: Saturday, May 2       Time: 10-11 a.m.        Fee: $5      Ages: 3 and up
In this program we will look at how to grow the 10 most popular herbs from seed. You will be able to start a few herbs from seed to take home. Registration required, but payment will be made to the Central Indiana Herb Society on the day of the program.

Jungle Tales
Date: Tuesday, May 12       Time: 10-11 a.m.        Fee: $4      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.

Family Garden Day: the Butterfly Planter
Date: Sunday, May 17       Time: 2-3 p.m.        Fee: $8      Ages: All
Everyone is welcome to come to this workshop and create a beautiful planter that butterflies will love. Learn what plants butterflies and caterpillars love and help attract them to your yard. All materials will be provided. Registration is required by May 10th.

May Flowers
Date: Wednesday, May 20       Time: 10-11 a.m.        Fee: $4      Ages: 2-5
Preschoolers can discover what is blooming in the spring and have some flowery fun. Join us for a story, flower craft and fun flower activity as we learn about nature. Registration required.


Click here to register online using the 6-digit barcode.


 

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