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The mission of the Friends of Garfield Park Inc.
, is to ensure the preservation and continuation of the public benefits of Garfield Park through enhanced funding, the application of effective advocacy and expanded stewardship.


In the video clip below the President of the Friends of Garfield Park, Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp, takes Jon Barnes of The Indianapolis Public Library's Communications Department on a tour of the grounds at the Library's Garfield Park Branch on the city's southside. She discusses the recent addition of a rain garden as well as other green initiatives made possible through a partnership between the Library and the Friends of Garfield Park, among other organizations.




NEW: The Cultural Landscape Report for Garfield Park is now available by clicking here! Learn about park history, maintenance plans and tree surveys!





Gnome Away From Home - March 28-April 6 - It’s spring break, and garden gnomes from far and wide have gathered at the Conservatory for a tropical vacation! Come see this whimsical display of garden gnomes enjoying the tropical escape and see if you can spot them all! Contact the Conservatory for information about bringing your beloved gnome to vacation with us.

GPAC Photography Exhibition - April 5-26 - More than 80 works of fine art photography will be on display in the GPAC Main Gallery, each an interpretation of the theme "One Moment in Time" as the Indiana Photographic Society presents their 8th annual exhibition. Free. Works are on display all regular GPAC open hours. Opening reception for the show is free and will be Saturday, April 5, from 5:00 - 7:00PM


Master Gardener Plant Sale - Saturday, May 17, 2014 - The Garfield Park Master Gardeners will bring divisions and starts of beautiful perennials and other plants from their own collections. Proceeds from the sale help GPMG fund scholarships and host speakers. Sale located on the promenade at the Garfield Park Sunken Garden.