See the Garfield Park Gnomes on Spring Break | Indianapolis 2024

Each spring, the Garfield Park Gnomes take over the park’s gorgeous Conservatory as they gather together for Spring Break!

Garfield Park in Indianapolis is a wonderful, large park within the Indy Parks system. One of the things that makes Garfield Park so unique is the Conservatory. Tropical plants bloom and creep year-round in this greenhouse, stretching towards the windowed ceilings and walls. Koi frolic in the ponds and water rushes over the waterfall.

It’s a peaceful, beautiful, relaxing environment year-round, with the added benefit of being weather-proof. Even in the coldest winter months or on the rainiest of days, you can get your fix of warmth and green tropical plants. Special displays like Gnomes on Spring Break, Conservatory Crossing, or the annual Orchid Show just add to the appeal of this Indianapolis oasis.

Two Garfield Park gnomes are nestled in a patch of tropical plants.

Garfield Park Gnomes on Spring Break

During the Gnomes on Spring Break special display, visitors are treated to delightful displays of gnomes throughout the conservatory. Tucked into the foliage of an astonishing variety of tropical plants from around the world, you’ll have to keep a close eye out to see them all! Guests walk along the paths, spotting dioramas dedicated to the theme of the year and created using gnomes. This year, the theme “Gnomes Save the Day” promises a collection of displays featuring some extra adorable superheroes.

Gnome Show at Garfield Park

Kids and adults alike will love the setups and details used in the exhibit. Ask about a scavenger hunt list to keep your kids engaged as they explore the scenes throughout the Conservatory. The Gnome show will run from March 22 to April 7, 2024.

A child examines a whimsical display of Garfield Park gnomes.

Children of all ages will find things to love about Gnomes on Spring Break. The Conservatory is also home to several reptiles and fish. The koi in the ponds seem especially friendly and will often swim up to greet guests. There are bathrooms available near the reptile terrariums.

Admission to Garfield Park Indy

Admission to Gnomes on Spring Break is just $6 per person or a maximum of $14 per family, which includes two adults and any children under 18 years old.

Garfield Park Hours

*Hours are accurate at the time of publishing, but subject to change. Please verify with the venue directly before your visit.

Sunday: 1 – 5 pm
Monday – Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm

A girl in a pink floral dress poses with the Garfield Park gnomes near a koi pond.

Parking at Garfield Park

Free parking is available in a lot right outside of the Conservatory. Additional parking is available in other lots throughout the park.

Garfield Park Conservatory Address

2505 Conservatory Dr, Indianapolis, Indiana

Spring Break with the Garfield Park Gnomes

If you’re making plans for spring break or an Indy spring break staycation, the gnomes at Garfield Park Conservatory are a great place to visit. Indianapolis is full of activities perfect for Spring Break fun, so be sure to check out our extensive list of ideas.

Garfield Park Conservatory in Indy

There are so many other activities at Garfield Park in the Sunken Garden and the Conservatory. The Conservatory Crossing holiday display is a favorite among children and adults. During the spring and summer months, visitors love watching the lighted fountains in the Sunken Garden. During a visit to the gardens, don’t forget to stop in at the seasonal Garfield Park Children’s Garden.

Garfield Park with Kids

Garfield Park is home to the GPAC, Garfield Park Art Center. In the art center, you can participate in a weekly Saturday activity called Arts for All. The Burello Family Center has a lot of great programming, including family events and open gym times.

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