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July 2021

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 7-8pm. A Zoom link will be emailed to you to attend this virtual lecture.

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July 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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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 to the Park District of Oak Park's registration page. $15 per ticket Find out more »
July 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Oak Park Conservatory, 615 Garfield
Oak Park, IL 60304 United States

September 2021

Fall Perennial & Tool Exchange: September 11, 2021

Join other gardeners in our outside garden and share your favorite perennials, houseplants and extra garden tools at FOPCON’s annual Fall Exchange.  Drop off materials at the Rubinstein garden gate from 9:30-11:30AM at the Conservatory. Come back to pick up items from 12:00-12:30PM

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September 11 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Oak Park Conservatory, 615 Garfield
Oak Park, IL 60304 United States

Taste of Uncorked: September 24, 2021

Enjoy an evening of music and drinks in the garden at the Oak Park Conservatory for Taste of Uncorked.  Andy Pratt will provide the evening's entertainment.  This month's alcohol sponsors will be The Beer Shop and Anfora Wine Merchants.  Admission includes 2 drink tickets.   Ages 21+ Pre registration is required.  Click here to be taken to the Park District of Oak Park's registration page. $15 per ticket Find out more »
September 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Oak Park Conservatory, 615 Garfield
Oak Park, IL 60304 United States

October 2021

An Introduction to the Wonderful World of African Violets (Gesneriads): October 14, 2021

Join us as the Northern Illinois Gesneriad Society President, Janet Spencer, presents a FREE virtual lecture on Gesneriads (African violets). Learn about this diverse plant family of over 3,500 species and countless cultivars that are widely distributed over all continents except Antarctica. You’ll learn variety of form, size, color, and ease of growing these amazing plants. Presented by the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory. Register HERE.  A zoom link will be emailed to all attendees prior to the event.

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October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online,
Free

So You Want to Grow an Orchid? October 28, 2021

Join the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory along with Kay Perry from the Illinois Orchid Society for a FREE virtual lecture to learn about the care and growing of orchids. Questions answered in this talk: What is an orchid? How much light does it need? How much should I water? Should I really be giving the orchid 3 ice cubes a week? and How do I get my orchid to bloom again? Register HERE. A zoom link with be…

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October 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online,
Free
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