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Story Time at the Conservatory: Wednesday mornings

Oak Park Conservatory 615 Garfield, Oak Park, IL

Enjoy stories, songs, and puppets led by our volunteer docents in the Elsie Jacobsen Discovery Garden. Adults and children must both register to attend this event. Only registered participants will be admitted. Maximum of 15 participants with limited capacity to allow for social distancing.  FREE, with a suggested $5 donation at the door. Story Times […]

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

Online

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 […]

Taste of Uncorked: July 23, 2021

Oak Park Conservatory 615 Garfield, Oak Park, IL

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 […]

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

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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 […]

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The Friends in Bloom membership drive is happening now!

Be a Friend: Join the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory by April 15 to access early online ordering for our 2022 Plant Sale, new reciprocal privileges at over 300 gardens nationwide, discounted tickets to the Oak Park River Forest Garden Walk, and more! https://fopcon.org/join-fopcon/ Online shopping for the Plant Sale begins April 5, and […]

Learn and Grow Lectures are back this April!

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The Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory Master Gardeners will highlight plants that will be available at our Annual Plant Sale. Come learn with us -- programs are for all gardening levels. Registration is required for these free virtual programs. A Zoom link will be sent to participants in advance.  FREE April 6, 7-8pm - […]

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Spring Open House

Oak Park Conservatory 615 Garfield, Oak Park, IL

Join us as we celebrate the springtime at Oak Park Conservatory. We’ll have activities and fun for the whole family. Enjoy hands-on programs in the Discovery Garden and music featuring ProMusica singers.  Plus Master Gardeners will provide repotting services–bring your plant and new pot and our volunteers will repot your plant for you. Kids can […]

Free

Gardening with Native Plants

Online

Learn how native plants offer a host of benefits in your garden. West Cook Wild Ones will teach us about native plants: how to select the best plants for shady, wet and sunny gardens; where to purchase natives; and how to care for them. Register HERE. A zoom link will be email to all registrants prior […]

Free

TET (Toddler Exploration Time): Spring 2022

Oak Park Conservatory 615 Garfield, Oak Park, IL

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 25 children and their caregivers.  FREE. Themes: Friday, March 18, 2022. Eggs. Register HERE for 9:30-10:00 Friday, April […]

Free

Spring Plant and Tool Exchange & Plastic Pot Recycling

Oak Park Conservatory 615 Garfield, Oak Park, IL

Join other gardeners and share your favorite plants and extra tools at the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory-sponsored annual Spring Plant and Tool Exchange.  Save your garden plastic pots from our annual Plant Sale and drop them off at our Plastic Pot Recycling.  Our volunteers will collect your empty pots that can be reused for next […]

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