Cost and Registration Information
Early Registration Price (August 7 at 10 am – August 31 at 4 pm): $105
Regular Registration Price (August 31 at 4 pm – first day of class): $115.5
Members, seniors, and students get a 10% discount.
Mark your Calendar!
The Newberry Bookstore will re-open on August 14, and you will once again be able to find most of your assigned books for sale there.
The Garfield Park Conservatory on the West Side of Chicago was the brainchild of Prairie School landscape architect Jens Jensen. At the time of its completion in 1908, the Conservatory was considered revolutionary for the presentation of its plant collection and its themed rooms. Some have suggested the Fern Room alone deserves a place at the Art Institute for its beautiful design. This class will focus on the history of Garfield Park and the Conservatory, as well as its current and future usage. A lecture and behind-the-scenes tour of Garfield Park Conservatory and its surrounding gardens and production greenhouses will be featured.
Two sessions. E - $105, L - $115.50
John Raffetto (BA in landscape architecture, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; MA in environmental studies, Northeastern Illinois University) is a retired horticulturist and landscape designer for Garfield Park and Lincoln Park Conservatories.
- There are no required materials for this class.
There is no reading assignment for the first class.
This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.