Tour of Garfield Park Conservatory

Saturday, April 13, 2013
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Saturdays, April 13 – April 20

10 am – Noon

Led by John Raffetto

Conceived in 1908 by Prairie School landscape architect Jens Jensen, the Garfield Park Conservatory was considered revolutionary when it opened for the way it presented its plant collection and specifically themed rooms. We will focus on the history as well as the current and future uses of the conservatory and Garfield Park. The class will meet at the park for the second session, which will include a behind-the-scenes tour of the conservatory, surrounding gardens, and production greenhouses.

John Raffetto holds an M.A. in geography and environmental studies from Northeastern Illinois University and works as a horticulturalist for the Chicago Park District.

Materials List:
No materials are required.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.

Cost and registration information: 

Two sessions, $90
Register online