Tropical Holiday at the Garfield Park Conservatory | New for 2020

Every year we visit Garfield Park to see the Sunken Gardens and the Garfield Park Conservatory during various stages of bloom. The Garfield Conservatory is host to several of our favorite programs including Conservatory Crossing. Conservatory Crossing at Garfield Park on the south side of Indianapolis is a beautiful season of twinkling white Christmas lights, pink, red & white poinsettias and train layouts.

In 2020, this event will not take place. However, you can still visit the Conservatory and see their newest exhibit, Tropical Holiday! I love walking through the Conservatory to see the beautiful, exotic plants growing in a warm room, with the sounds of the waterfall. And with the loss of all of our typical travel and vacation plans this year, I’m longing to see something different.

Take a visit to the tropics this holiday season as the Garfield Park Conservatory presents a display of holiday poinsettias and lights throughout the colorful collection of tropical flora. Forget the cold and snow and enjoy hundreds of poinsettias, thousands of lights and stunning plants from the rainforest. Visit the tropics November 27 – December 31, 2020.

All visitors will be required to wear masks and follow any other mandated protocols. Visitors will be expected to practice social distancing as much as possible while visiting the facility. All policies are subject to change as new information becomes available. Any visitor experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should stay home and contact the facility to reschedule.

Due to capacity restrictions, this year’s display will not include a train and village layout and scavenger hunt.

Admission to Tropical Holiday, the holiday display at Garfield Park is $4 per person. Children 2 years old and under are free. Timed tickets are required and can be purchased by phone or online starting November 13th. Purchasing your tickets in advance allows for crowd sizes to be safely controlled.

Conservatory hours are: Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 – 5 p.m. Visit when it’s dark outside on Sundays in December, the Conservatory will be open until 8 pm.

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