Garfield Park Conservatory and Sunken Gardens
Indianapolis IN 46203
- Mon: 10am-5pm
- Tue: 10am-5pm
- Wed: 10am-5pm
- Thu: 10am-5pm
- Fri: 10am-5pm
- Sat: 10am-5pm
- Sun: 1pm-5pm
Garfield Park Conservatory offers visitors the chance to explore 10,000 square feet of plants. The park also has a Sunken Garden that covers three acres. Garfield Park Conservatory inspires gardeners and provides visitors with a quiet retreat. In addition, you can purchase plants from the conservatory to create your own garden sanctuary.
Must see and must do at Garfield Park Conservatory
The plant life is a top attraction at the conservatory, and it changes with the seasons. The greenhouse focuses on tropical plants that are not likely to be seen growing naturally in Indianapolis. You also do not want to miss the Sunken Garden located outside of the conservatory because of the spectacular flowers.
Best and worst time to go to Garfield Park Conservatory
Early morning and late afternoon are some of the best times to visit the conservatory because it is less crowded.
Admission to Garfield Park Conservatory
Admission to the conservatory is in the $2 range. During special events at the conservatory, admission is in the $3 to $8 range. Admission to the Sunken Garden is free.
Wildlife at Garfield Park Conservatory
Garfield Park Conservatory has a pond filled with koi and goldfish. Visitors can enjoy a cichlid aquarium and see the displays with lizards, tarantulas and snakes. You will also see butterflies during the warmer months.
Internet access at Garfield Park Conservatory
Internet access is not available at Garfield Park Conservatory.
Insider tip for Garfield Park Conservatory
You will want to visit Garfield Park Conservatory during Keep What You Pull Day. This is an annual event that occurs after the tulips are done blooming. You have to check with the park to find out the actual date because it varies each year. The Garfield Park Conservatory allows visitors to pull and keep tulips, so there is room in the garden for new displays.
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