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September 2019

Uncorked September 27 – Rain or Shine!

Uncorked Aug 2019

The gardens are in full bloom!  Come to the final Uncorked of the season in the outdoor garden.  We will have live music by Timothy Robyn Coan, a singer songwriter and guitar player.  Enjoy appetizers from Angie’s Pantry and wine and craft beer from Famous Liquors.  Our artisan is GPTetrev Pottery offering functional pottery for the home. Interested in a showcase tours?  We offer that too.  Admission includes two drink tickets and one food token.  Purchase tickets in advance and save! …

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September 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

October 2019

Member Lecture October 10th – Solar Panels

Member Lecture Solar Panels

Lecture: Behind the Scenes Solar Panels with Adam Perri from Windfree Solar on October 10th at 7 pm at the Conservatory.  Join us and learn about the solar panels at the Conservatory. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the new solar panel installation, learn how solar energy is being used at the Conservatory, and interact with a solar panel expert to learn how you can support solar in your energy conservation effort at home. Register online at PDOP or at the…

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October 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

NEW! Member Benefit

Become a member of the Friends and enjoy a NEW benefit.   Our membership gives you free admission and/or reciprocal privileges to over 300 Gardens, Arboreta and Conservatories nationwide.  We are happy to be a part of the American Horticultural Society’s Reciprocal Admissions Program.  Join and become a member today and enjoy this benefit and more!  Thank you for being a part of our Friends community.  

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October 28, 2019 - December 31, 2019

January 2020

Rain Gardens 101: How To, January 23

Rain Garden 101 lecture

Are you curious about Rain Gardens and how they can benefit your garden? Join us as Jerry Hossli, University of IL Extension Master Gardener, Composter and Naturalist introduces us to Rain Gardens 101.  FREE – at the Oak Park Public Library, Main location.  We will meet in the 1st floor Community Engagement Space behind the check out.  Register online here.  You will learn the basics of rain gardening design, as well as how to build and plant a rain garden.…

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January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Oak Park Public Library Main, 834 Lake Street IL United States

March 2020

Our “Friends in Bloom” Membership Drive

Membership Drive 2020

Join today!  Start enjoying all the benefits of membership, including the following: – Free admission to our Learn & Grow lecture series (every Thursday in April) and Member Lectures. – Members only early shopping and preordering for our highly anticipated 2020 Plant Sale (May 1-3).   – Our exciting NEW perk:  FREE admission and/or reciprocal privileges at over 300 gardens, arboreta and conservatories nationwide. Join at the Premier level and you’ll receive a FREE Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory tote bag…

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March 1 - April 15
Oak Park Conservatory, 615 Garfield
Oak Park, IL 60304 United States

KidsFest March 1st, 10 am – 2 pm

KidsFest at the Conservatory 2019

Come to our FREE event at the Oak Park Conservatory!!  Due to the popularity of this event – tickets are required. What’s All this Buzz About?  This year we are celebrating honey bees, beekeeping and what makes them so special.  This annual family event includes hands-on educational activities, scavenger hunt, and fun crafts.  Sign up for your FREE timed entry tickets online through the Park District’s site. KidsFest is for ALL AGES. Hope to see you there! Tickets Required.  Find…

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March 1 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Oak Park Conservatory, 615 Garfield
Oak Park, IL 60304 United States

Plant Sale 2020 moves Online

Our 31st Annual Plant Sale has moved to online-only due to circumstances this year with COVID-19.  Order plants online with curbside pick-up.   Click HERE to begin your online shopping.  Shopping is available through April 26.  Choose a pick-up time when you place your order – May 11 through May 14.   For a listing of plants and descriptions and a shopping list to assist you when you shop online, please check out our 2020 Plant Sale catalog. Our community partners at Good Earth…

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March 30 @ 8:00 am - April 26 @ 5:00 pm

April 2020

Learn and Grow lectures in April – To Be Determined

Learn and Grow 2020

The Conservatory is temporarily closed due Coronavirus (COVID-19).  All programs at the Conservatory will not be available during the closure.  April 2 lecture is Cancelled.  Please check back for updates on our Learn and Grow lectures scheduled for Thursdays in April.  We will do our best to communicate the status of our programming and events in the coming months as we learn more from the Park District of Oak Park on the status of the Conservatory.  Thank you

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April 2 @ 8:00 am - April 23 @ 5:00 pm
Oak Park Conservatory, 615 Garfield
Oak Park, IL 60304 United States

POSTPONED – West Cook Wild Ones Conference April 4th


It has become necessary in order to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus that our community partner, West Cook Wild Ones is postponing the Naturally Beautiful Garden Conference at the Unity Temple in Oak Park.  Please go to the West Cook Wild Ones website for details.  

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April 4 @ 12:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Unity Temple, 875 Lake Street
Oak Park, Illinois

May 2020

2020 Plant Sale

Thank you to everyone who shopped the Friends online Plant Sale this year!  We look forward to seeing you at your curbside pick up timeslot scheduled May 11 – 15.  Be sure to sign up if you have not  done so already.  We will contact you with details.  We truly appreciate the support of our patrons as this is our biggest fundraiser of the year. We also appreciate the volunteers who will help with curbside pickup.    Be well and…

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May 11 @ 4:00 pm - May 15 @ 4:00 pm
Oak Park Conservatory, 615 Garfield
Oak Park, IL 60304 United States
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