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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

July 2019

Uncorked July 26th, 6 – 8 pm

Uncorked Music 2019 Grosso Family Band

The Grosso Family Band is playing Uncorked!  Join us for a night of music outdoors and enjoy appetizers from Oak Park Brewing with wine and craft beer from Oak Park Brewing and Famous Liquors.  The artisan for the night is Olive and Well.  Interested in a showcase tours?  We offer that too.  Admission includes two drink tickets and one food token.  ages 21+ Purchase tickets in advance and save!  Advance tickets are $15. At the door tickets are $18. Buy online…

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July 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

August 2019

(Rain)Forest Bathing August 15th from 7 – 8 pm

Share an experience of Forest Bathing at the Conservatory on August 15th from 7 – 8 pm.  Roberta Jannsen, a Master Naturalist, Master Gardener and certified in prairie conservation will lead us through a mindful forest bathing experience in the Conservatory showrooms.  Experience a gentle walk to help reduce stress and increase immune function. Register in advance at pdop.org of in person.  FREE for Fopcon members; $10 for non-members. Shinrin yoku, Japanese forest bathing, refers to the practice of immersing…

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August 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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