Events and Things to Do

It’s Bulb Sale Time!


The Conservatory’s Bulb Sale opens to the public September 23rd and continues through fall while supplies last.

Click Here for the Bulb Sale Catalog and the Order Form.

Thank You for a Grand 30th Anniversary Celebration

Thanks to all who helped, attended and donated to FOPCON’s 30th anniversary celebration on September 10th.  What a lovely event.  A perfect place to renew friendships, get caught up with what friends are doing and meet new people.  The arrangements were excellent —  the Conservatory is such a grand venue.  The food and wine from Novo was yummy and bountiful. Kinslahger provided craft beer. The silent auction extensive and a busy place. The music from both the Living Room Players and the Madrigal Singers from Grace Episcopal Church glorious.  Even the weather cooperated.

Thanks to those who participated, we raised about $25,000 all to help the Conservatory!

The Exploration Station

The Exploration Station runs every Saturday from 10:30 – 12:30 and Sunday from 1:30 – 3:30 September – May. There is a different topic every month. In October the topic is Seasonal Seeds. Having spent the summer growing in the sun, plants are getting ready for the cold of winter. Plants are producing seeds and preparing the next generation to sprout comes spring. From the large to the tiny, smooth to spiky, seeds are the promise that spring will return. Let’s take a look at seeds.

Toddler Exploration Time (TET), October 21st

Third Fridays from 9:30 – 10:15 and 10:45-11:30 September – November & January – May, TET provides you and your toddler guided activities highlighting a different topic each month. In October the topic is Spiders. Space is limited to 18 children and their caregivers for each session. Because of the popularity of this program, pre-registration for this free event is required at Please enter through the main door ten minutes before the session.

 Look at the Wonderful FOPCON Video

The Parks Foundation produced an excellent video about FOPCON.  It is on their website as well as ours.  Take a look here:

Bravo to the Parks Foundation!