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June 2019

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

Uncorked August 23rd 6 – 8 pm

Uncorked with Andreas Kapsalis

Uncorked features the live music of Andreas Kapsalis.   Andreas Kapsalis joined us last year.  He is an innovative guitarist and a composer.  Enjoy appetizers from Wild Onion Tied House Oak Park and wine and craft beer from Wild Onion and Famous Liquors.  The artisan for the night is Rita Skarha Art Glass Studio.  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…

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August 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

September 2019

Fall Perennial, Houseplant and Garden Tool Exchange

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Saturday, September 7th from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Join other gardeners and share your favorite perennials, houseplants and extra garden tools at the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory sponsored annual Fall Exchange.  Drop off your items from 9:30 -11:30 a.m. at the Conservatory.  Come back to pick up new items from 12:00 pm – 12:30 p.m.

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September 7, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

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
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