National Parks / Natural World
Garfield Park Conservatory and Sunken Gardens Indianapolis
Where is it at?
Garfield Park Conservatory and Sunken Gardens
2505 Conservatory Drive
Where are we going today?
If you are a family of nature lovers and just love those relaxing family days out surrounded by nature, then the Garfield Park Conservatory and Sunken Gardens might just be for you!
This nature filled Indianapolis attraction is located within the very pretty 136 acres of Garfield Park. The attraction offers workshops, gardening demos, even talks and special events.
The events always range in topic - so keep an eye out! One day it might be Jungle Tales for the pre-schooler where they focus on the natural world as well as enjoying some crafts, and another day it might be Family Garden Day where you can create planters together that will encourage those pretty butterflies into your own garden at home!
The Garfield Park Conservatory itself houses around 10,000 square feet of plants from all around the world! The great thing about a conservatory, is even in winter it's always in full bloom! The displays are alway changing, and they always ensure kids will learn about what they are looking at too!
Did you know that the Sunken Garden has been giving families a lovely day out since all the way back in 1916? It really has! Here you can explore 3 acres of European classical formal gardens - and they're very pretty! There are historic fountains to enjoy, paved walkways to stroll down, and benches where you can relax and enjoy some lunch!
The gardens have two different displays which change seasonally, so there is something new to see as the seasons change!
Nature is such a fun way to spend the day, and it's often overlooked, so try out the Garfield Park Conservatory and Sunken Gardens and enjoy what nature has created!
How much does it cost?
- Adults$2 daily admission. $3 special events
- ChildrenSame as adult
When can we go?
10am - 5pm Mon to Sat / 1pm - 5pm Sunday
All year round
They offer guided tours for just $2 per person - it's perfect for school! Just give them a call as field trips can be customized to what topics you are studying.
Why don't you bring your own lunch and enjoy it in the gardens!.
Make sure you bring bottled water so you can stay nice and hydrated. .
Any Top Tips?
Keep an eye out for what programs and events are on so you don't miss out! Some are geared JUST for kids! .
Doing our bit
The conservatory love having people come and learn about nature, so they have really created a place that kids can love and learn.
Need a little extra help?
The gardens and the conservatory are both completely handicap accessible .
What people are saying?
by A Google User
Went to the reptile and amphibian show and had a great time! We had never been to the conservatory before, so checking out the plants were an unexpected delight. It is a great place to take young kids because it is not too big and overwhelming for them.
by A Google User
Beautiful! I love the waterfall and the koi ponds. Such a lovey place!
by Christine Thibodeau
by Destiny Gonzalez
by Lynn Williamson