Each year we offer a number of annual events.  We hope to see you there!

KidsFest
Sunday, March 4 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

At KidsFest this year, we are learning all about Illinois Backyard Animals.  KidsFest will feature information and displays on bees, moths, wasps and butterflies that pollinate our flowers, as well as a look at other animals that we may find in our backyards.  KidsFest is a FREE event!

NEW for 2018:   Guests are required to register and print tickets through the Park District website.  

 

Plant Sale
Friday, May 4 from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. (For FOPCON Members Only)
Saturday, May 5 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday, May 6 from noon – 3 p.m.

This annual fundraiser is sponsored by the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory. The sale features a large selection of vegetables, herbs and flowers, including many unique varieties, almost all of which are grown in our Conservatory greenhouses. This spring event is an Oak Park institution and should be experienced by everyone. FOPCON members can pre-order and/or shop early on Friday. To become a member, go to Join FOPCON on our website.

Spring Perennial, Houseplant and Garden Tool Exchange
Saturday, May 19 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Join other gardeners and share your favorite perennials, houseplants and extra garden tools at the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory sponsored annual Spring Exchange.  Drop off materials from 9:30 -11:30 a.m. at the Conservatory. Come back to pick up your selection from noon – 12:30 p.m.

 

2018 Member Lecture Series: Discovering Your Garden
FREE for FOPCON members; $10 for non-members.
Go to Join FOPCON on our website to become a member.

Sunday, March 18, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Monday, June 11, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Thursday, August 16, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Sunday, October 21, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Pre-register for the lectures at registration.pdop.org or in person at the Oak Park Conservatory (in advance or at the door) or Ridgeland Common using the form in the Park District paper catalog.  All lectures held at the Oak Park Conservatory.

 

Uncorked at the Oak Park Conservatory
Fourth Fridays, June – September
June 22, July 27, August 24, September 28

from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Enjoy Summer at the Conservatory with music, wine and craft beer and appetizers on the fourth Fridays. Our vendors are local. We also feature an artisan offering their wares and we provide showcase tours. Admission includes two drink tickets and one food token.   Must be 21 or over. Uncorked is always a big hit!

New for 2018: Buy tickets in advance and save!  $15 in advance / $18 at the door.

Purchase Uncorked tickets in advance online at http://pdop.org or in-person at the Oak Park Conservatory starting in June.

 

Garden Walk – 25th Annual!
Sunday, June 24 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 

Fall Perennial, Houseplant and Garden Tool Exchange
Saturday, September 8 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Join other gardeners and share your favorite perennials, houseplants and extra garden tools at the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory sponsored annual Fall Exchange. Drop off materials from 9:30 -11:30 a.m. at the Conservatory. Come back to pick up items from noon – 12:30 p.m.