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Events & Programs

Annual Appeal Matching Grant

The Friends Board secured a challenge grant that will match – dollar for dollar – any new gifts received before December 31, 2021, up to $7,500. That means your gift made in support of our Annual Appeal will go twice as far, making a significant impact on the programs and events we can offer. Donate…

TET (Toddler Exploration Time): Winter 2022

Young learners (18 months – 5 years) will be delighted with stories, lessons, and crafts led by our education docents at the Oak Park Conservatory. Each month is a different topic. Advanced registration is required. Limited to 20 children and their caregivers. Masks required.  FREE. Themes: Friday, January 21,2022: Winter Fun. Register HERE Friday, February…

Seed Starting for Beginners — January 27, 2022

Learn the basics about seed starting and growing your own plants and vegetables in this lecture and demonstration at the Oak Park Conservatory. Our growing expert will guide you through when to start seeds, materials needed, and how to care for the plants as they grow. Presented by the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory….

The Art of Landscape Design — February 24, 2022

Are you curious about the principles of landscape design? How do you approach your garden space with an artistic eye? Join us as the Director of Horticulture for the Oak Park Conservatory shares her deep knowledge of designing gardens large and small. Learn how you can approach your project with consideration for the color palette,…

KidsFest — March 6, 2022

Join us at KidsFest to celebrate nature babies! This popular annual family event presented by the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory includes hands-on educational activities and fun crafts. Tickets are required for this FREE event.  10 am: Register HERE 11 am: Register HERE Noon: Register HERE

Get the Dirt — Your Garden Questions Answered: March 8, 2022

Get the Dirt–Your Garden Questions Answered Join us for this Q&A session to get gardening advice and tips from our plant experts. Plus, you’ll learn what to be doing now in your garden. Come with your Spring gardening questions. Presented by the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory. Register HERE. A zoom link will be…

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Wednesday morning Story Time: 10AM and 11AM

Enjoy stories, songs, and puppets led by our volunteer docents at the Oak Park Conservatory. All participants (children and caregivers) must register to attend story time. Story time takes place outside in our Discovery Garden, and inside the Conservatory during inclement weather.  This program is presented by the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory.  Free…

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Videos and other materials from our Member Lectures and Learn & Grow series are available.  Just click on Previous Lectures from the Events + Programs drop down.