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March 2019

KidsFest March 3rd, 10 am – 2 pm

KidsFest at the Conservatory

Come to our FREE event at the Oak Park Conservatory!!  Due to the popularity of this event, tickets are required. Please join us Sunday, March 3rd for KidsFest.  This year we are celebrating South American rainforests as we highlight our Tropical Showroom. There will be masks and plenty of feathers as we nod to Brazil’s Carnaval!  This annual family event is free and includes hands-on educational activities for children and a chance to explore the Tropical, Mediterranean and Desert Rooms. KidsFest…

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March 3 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Oak Park Conservatory, 615 Garfield
Oak Park, IL 60304 United States

Member Lecture March 10th Biomimicry 101

Join us and hear our guest lecturer Rachel Hahs at the Oak Park Conservatory. Rachel is a Certified Biomimicry Professional, speaker and writer inspired to make the changes necessary for a sustainable future.  Please join us and learn about Biomimicry as Rachel will discuss this fascinating new field of science.  Scientists are learning the mysteries of how nature functions and are solving human problems using nature as inspiration for design. You will leave seeing the world and nature with new eyes! To…

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March 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

April 2019

Learn and Grow April 4th at 7 pm – FREE

Become Expert at Growing Raised Bed Veggies with Jill Niewoehner of Mama Grows.  Join us for our first lecture of the series.  Lectures are FREE and open to the public.  Registration required.  Celebrate 30 years of the Annual Plant Sale with Master Gardeners for expert tips and advice.   We are happy to have Jill Niewoehner with us who will give advice on growing vegetables in raised beds.  Come with questions and learn and grow! Learn and Grow is a series. …

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April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Oak Park Conservatory, 615 Garfield
Oak Park, IL 60304 United States

Learn and Grow April 11th at 7 pm – FREE

Choose and Grow Pollinator Plants by Suzette Gacek.  Join us for this FREE lecture.  Celebrate 30 years of the Annual Plant Sale with Master Gardeners for expert tips and advice.   We are happy to have Suzette Gacek with us to talk about pollinator plants.  Come with questions and learn and grow! Learn and Grow is a series.  Every Thursday in April at 7 pm at the Conservatory.  Free and Open to the Public.  Registration required through pdop.org.  Click HERE

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April 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn and Grow April 18th at 7 pm – FREE

Create a Stunning Patio Container Garden with Ellen Kuner, Master Gardener.  Join us for this FREE lecture.  Celebrate 30 years of the Annual Plant Sale with Master Gardeners for expert tips and advice.   We are happy to have Ellen with us to talk about what to buy at the Plant Sale for your container gardens.  Come with questions and learn and grow! Learn and Grow is a series.  Every Thursday in April at 7 pm at the Conservatory.  Free and Open…

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April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Oak Park Conservatory, 615 Garfield
Oak Park, IL 60304 United States

Learn and Grow lecture April 25th at 7 pm – FREE

Plant Sale herb - Basil Genovese

Choosing and Growing Culinary Herbs with Sandy Lentz.  Join us for this FREE lecture.  Celebrate 30 years of the Annual Plant Sale with a Master Gardener for expert tips and advice.   We are happy to have Sandy Lentz talk with us about culinary herbs and what to buy at the Annual Plant Sale May 4 – 5.  Come with questions and learn and grow! Learn and Grow is a series.  Every Thursday in April at 7 pm at the Conservatory. …

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April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

May 2019

Plant Sale May 3rd – 5th

30th Anniversary Annual Plant Sale! To celebrate our 30th Anniversary we brought back 30 of our favorite plants available at the first sale 30 years ago!  Ask our Master Gardeners about them at the Plant Sale. Think Spring!  Shop our plant sale! Members’ Sale Friday, May 3, 2 pm – 6 pm Public Sale Saturday, May 4, 8 am – 4 pm Sunday, May 5, noon – 3 pm The 2019 Plant Sale catalog is available HERE. A printable shopping…

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May 3 @ 2:00 pm - May 5 @ 3:00 pm

June 2019

Member Lecture: Native Bees on June 17th, 7 – 8 pm

Member Lecture Native Bees

Join us for a lecture at the Conservatory with Adrian Ayres Fisher who is a long-time native plant gardener and volunteer with the Forest Preserve District of Cook County.  Her background spans the humanities, environmental conservation, and horticulture.  Adrian blogs at www.ecologicalgardening.net and contributes to City Creatures Blog, http://www.humansandnature.org/blog/ Learn about Native Bees – their life cycles, how they differ from honey bees, why we need both and where native bees might live in your garden. Members and Guests are FREE $10…

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June 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Garden Walk June 23rd 10 am – 4 pm

Garden Walk 2019

Prepare for an exciting self-guided tour of eight unique private gardens plus a public space.  The Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory and The Garden Club of Oak Park and River Forest are happy to co-sponsors the 26th Annual Garden Walk on Sunday, June 23 – rain or shine.  Once again a “plein air” artist will be demonstrating their amazing creativity.  Transportation is needed and  bicycles are a good option.    Purchase tickets at this website, www.gcoprf.org.  Or purchase tickets…

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June 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Uncorked June 28th from 6 – 8 pm

Uncorked 2019

Join us in the outside garden for the first Uncorked of the Summer.  Listen to Timothy Robyn Coan, a singer songwriter and guitarist whose music will get you in the mood of Summer.  Taste appetizers from The Happy Apple Pie Shop and wine and craft beer from Famous Liquors.  Try wares from our artisan, Blackout Baking Co., a bakery that specializes in bite-size gourmet cookies – Yum!  Interested in a  Conservatory showcase tour?  We offer that too.  Admission includes two…

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June 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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