Friday, February 22, 2008

Garfield Park Conversatory & Sunken Gardens Spring Events

Picture from inside the conservatory - note my husband hiding in the foliage.

Keeping in theme with my spring fever - I thought I would post some garden themed events happening around Indy - for those fellow Central Indiana Hoosiers who are getting cabin fever like me!

The Garfield Park Conservatory and Sunken Gardens located on the near-southside of Indianapolis is a perfect weekend trip to cure those winter blues! Their green-house is filled with tropical plants and flowers in full bloom. They also have many great events going on to lure you out for a visit.

Yoga at the Conservatory
Ages 12+, Cost $12/ Class, $80 Entire Session.
Yoga is an exercise that incorporates stretching, mindful breathing, strengthening and total relaxation. It can help to quiet the chatter of our minds as we honor our bodies and connect with our own sprirt. Please wear comfortable clothing that you are able to move in. Class fee will be paid directly to the instructor.
Session Dates: Meet every Saturday from 9:00am - 10:00am
Feb 2 - Mar 22


Seed Starting Workshop
- Saturday, March 8, 1pm - 2:30pm, FREE - Come learn techniques for starting your own flower and vegetable seeds. This is a great way to prepare plants for a summer garden. Get a jump start on the growing season! Please pre-register for this program, as space is limited. ( Age 18+).

African Violet Show - Saturday, March 8, 10am - 5pm, FREE - The Indy African Violet Society presents their annual show featuring a variety of these common house plants, including some for sale. Society members will also be available to answer questions.

Escape to the Tropics - Friday, March 14, 6pm - 8pm. FREE - Bring the family to enjoy a tropical festival at the Conservatory. Grab your favorite floral shirt and come enjoy crafts, refreshments, games and more! Learn what life is like for people just like you who live in the tropical rainforests. Please pre-register for this event.

Spring Bulb Show - March 28 - April 4, 10am - 5pm Daily - 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. The bulbs will be for sale beginning April 5th at 10AM. Flowers are sold on a first come, first served basis and prices will vary. Admission is $3/adult, $2/seniors and youth, or $5/family

Click here to visit the Conservatory website and for more information on events, programs, hours and directions.

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