THE GNOMES ARE BACK!
Although it’s not a short drive for us, our family has visited this event since 2017. We started going when Olive was still in a baby carrier! This adorable Garfield Park event is one that will be enjoyed by all ages and it’s a great way to explore a gem of Garfield Park & Indy too!
The conservatory is basically made of glass so walking up we noticed some paintings on the windows. These photos represent all the times we’ve been so they are from different themes. Gnome Away From Home is the Garfield Conservatory’s annual spring display of garden gnomes and their antics… Since March weather can be beautiful one minute and horrid the next, walking into this warm, green, inviting wonderland is a great change of pace for all!
Be sure to grab a scavenger hunt list and see if you can check them all off! We were able to find almost all of the items for the hunt except one of the bonus items. Those who work at the desk are usually full of clues if you get stuck. It might take some bending, crouching down, and keen eyes to find them all but don’t give up!
We’ve always enjoyed the change of themes and I’m sure this years GAME ON will not disappoint!
The Emerald City staging has been one of my favorite setups! Colorful, big, and seemed to take center stage! My girls enjoyed it too.
The entire display takes about 25-40 min to walk around depending on how fast you search or how much you read about the plant life around you. And the quirky music keeps you in the spirit the whole way through. Don’t feel like you can’t go around multiple times either.
GNOME AWAY FROM HOME
While we did run around the gardens last time few times, the weather doesn’t always allow for that. You might check out the children’s garden too if you have time and it’s not raining! We can’t wait to go search the Gnome Away From Home exhibit again! And hopefully we’ll get around to taking the gardens in while they are in bloom. It’s a real treat when the weather is a bit nicer because the conservatory is surrounded by these beautiful sunken gardens.