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Events & Programs

Taste of Uncorked: August 27, 2021

Enjoy an evening of music and drinks in the garden at the Oak Park Conservatory for Taste of Uncorked.  James Robinson-Parran will provide the evening's entertainment.  This month's alcohol sponsors will be Wild Onion Tied House and Anfora Wine Merchants.  Admission includes 2 drink tickets.   Ages 21+ Pre registration is required.  Click here to...

Taste of Uncorked: July 23, 2021

Enjoy an evening of music and drinks in the garden at the Oak Park Conservatory for Taste of Uncorked.  Andreas Kapsalis will provide the evening's entertainment.  Our alcohol sponsors will be One Lake Brewing and Anfora Wine Merchants.  Admission includes 2 drink tickets.   Ages 21+ Pre registration is required.  Click here to be taken...

Taste of Uncorked: June 25, 2021

Enjoy an evening of music and drinks in the garden at the Oak Park Conservatory for Taste of Uncorked.  Tim Coan will provide the evening's entertainment.  Admission includes 2 drink tickets.   This month's beverage sponsors are Anfora Wine Merchants and Oak Park Brewing Company.  Ages 21+ Pre registration is required.  Click here to be taken...

27th Annual Garden Walk: Sunday, June 27th 10:00 – 4:00

Enjoy an exciting self-guided tour of select private gardens and one public garden in Oak Park and River Forest. The walk will take place rain or shine. This is a joint venture of the Garden Club of Oak Park and River Forest and the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory and benefits the missions of…

Get the Dirt — Your Garden Questions Answered: July 20, 2021

Join us for this live virtual 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. You can submit questions in advance or come with your questions and our panelists will guide you. Register here for this program on July 20 from…

News and Info

Job Opening — Volunteer and Program/Events Coordinator (June 2021)

The Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory has an opening for a part-time Volunteer and Program/Events Coordinator (flexible 20 hours/week). Join our small team who works behind the scenes to support the Oak Park Conservatory. You will engage with our dedicated base of volunteers to place them in a variety of volunteer jobs. You will…

Year of the Butterfly Celebration at the Conservatory

In celebration of the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory’s 35th Anniversary, join us in the Elsie Jacobsen Discovery Garden on Saturdays from 10:00am to noon, as we explore pollinators during the Year of the Butterfly. Our docents will bring you fascinating information and activities about a variety of pollinators. We are teaming up with...

House Plant Oasis Lecture — check out the video and presentation!

Our lecture on Creating an Indoor Oasis with Houseplants, presented by the Conservatory’s own Greenhouse Supervisor Kent Gentry, sold out!  But you can watch the video or download the slide presentation.

Seed Starting Lecture — Watch the video!

Our seed starting lecture, featuring local gardener extraordinaire Jill Niewoehner, sold out!  However, you can watch the video here.

The Conservatory has re-opened!

We are delighted to announce that IL Public Health guidelines have allowed the Conservatory to reopen to visitors!  Face masks must be worn at all times and a limit of 50 visitors are allowed per State guidelines. We welcome you to visit this community gem to breath in some fresh air as you enjoy the…