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June 2018

25th Annual Garden Walk: Sunday, June 24 rain or shine

Garden Walk 2017

Prepare for an exciting self-guided tour of eight unique gardens.  Once again “Plein Air” painters will be demonstrating their amazing creativity in some of the gardens.   Advance tickets are $13 for FOPCON members when purchased at the Conservatory. – Two tickets for Basic membership – Three tickets for Plus membership – Five tickets for Premier membership Advance tickets are $15 for general public. All tickets are $20 the day of the event. Children 12 and under are free. Tickets are available…

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June 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

July 2018

Uncorked July 27 with Drawing!

For this July Event, participate in our Take a Stroll Down Madison Street Drawing by purchasing a ticket for a chance to win a local Gift Certificate or featured One-of-a-Kind Handbag!  Help support FOPCON. As always, enjoy the Conservatory with wine and craft beer, music, appetizers and an artisan sharing their wares. Music: Cardinal Harbor, Midwest’s Prog Rock band of Chicago. Artisan: Katy Murphy Wine and Craft Beer:  Two Brothers Social Tap Appetizers:  Wild Onion Tied House Cardinal Harbor plays music filled with…

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July 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

August 2018

Member Lecture August 16

Join us for our Member Lecture on How to Create Butterfly Habitats.  We are excited to have Stephanie Walquist, co-founder of the West Cook chapter of Wild Ones, talk about how to create habitat gardens for our area butterflies.  Learn about local butterfly species and behaviors which add beauty to your garden.  Butterflies need year-round homes and you can provide that!  To register in advance go to www.pdop.org.  Or register at the door.  FREE for FOPCON members and guests depending on…

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August 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Uncorked August 24 – rain or shine!


Enjoy the Conservatory this Summer with wine and craft beer, music, appetizers and an artisan sharing their wares. Music: Andreas Kapsalis, guitarist Artisan: Serenitea Wine and Craft Beer:  Two Brothers Social Tap Appetizers:  Scratch on Lake Andreas Kapsalis is an innovative guitarist and a composer.  He has been called a steel string ten finger tapping guitar prodigy. Admission includes two drink tickets and one food token.  Must be 21 or over. Purchase tickets online in advance and save! Advance tickets $15…

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August 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

September 2018

Membership Drive now through October 31st

Member Drive 2018 plant

Fall for the Friends Membership Drive is happening now! Help us reach our goal of 50 new members! Click today and Join FOPCON !    Become a member during the drive and receive a FREE succulent plant.  Pick up your plant any Saturday from 12:30 – 2:30 pm in the Conservatory lobby before October 31! Give or Get – We do it or you do it!  Another way to participate is to purchase a gift membership. Purchase gift memberships online and we’ll send a membership card…

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September 27, 2018 @ 12:00 am - October 31, 2018 @ 11:59 pm

Uncorked ‘Plus’ September 28th

Rain or Shine!!  Join us tonight.  The ‘Plus’ for this Uncorked is a Drawing with 5 Great Packages to help support the Friends.  This is the final Uncorked of the season so please join us.   Music:  Szurko Trio – plays Classics and Oldies and more! Artisan: Little Buddha Wine and Craft Beer:  Two Brothers Social Tap Appetizers:  Q-BBQ Drawing:  5 Packages including a Wine and Chocolate Lover’s baskets; an Italian Restaurant package and Winter Themed Desserts! Admission includes two drink tickets…

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September 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

October 2018

Member Lecture October 21st, 2 – 3 pm

Put your garden to bed

Discover How to Put Your Garden to Bed is our lecture on Sunday, October 21 from 2 – 3 pm. Big or small, all gardens need tending in the Fall.  We are happy to have Ellen Kuner as our lecturer.  Ellen is a Master Gardener, long-time member friend of FOPCON and was president for four years.  She has been a volunteer for 27 years at the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust where in addition to giving tours, Ellen heads up WeedWrights –…

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October 21, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

November 2018

Cooper’s Hawk November 4th – Join Us!

Plant the Seeds of Learning

Purchase Tickets click here! Sip on selected wines that are paired with appetizers and bid farewell to Daylight Savings time.  Come find out about some of the educational programs we provide to children in our community. Participate in our Drawings 1 – Cooper’s Hawk Wine Package 2 – Wine Basket 3 – Gift Certificate for Park District of OP and FOPCON membership 1 ticket for $10, 3 tickets for $20, 10 tickets for $50 Invite your friends and introduce them to…

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November 4, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant, 950 Lake Street
Oak Park, IL 60301

Visit our Showrooms

Step inside the Oak Park Conservatory and walk through our Showrooms – the Mediterranean Room, the Tropical Room and the Desert Room.   Relax and rejuvenate as it gets cold outside with some nature inside!  Hope to see you soon. In the Tropical Room, enjoy the humid air and listen for the parrots and birds talking.  Cross over a pond filled with Koi and goldfish. Look around and experience three levels of vegetation. Also find large fig trees that provide the…

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November 7, 2018 - December 31, 2018

December 2018

2018 Annual Appeal with Matching Challenge

Good news! Our Matching Challenge has been extended. We reached our initial goal of $5,000.  Thanks to this success, we have generous matching donors who are increasing our match which is now up to $7,500!  Donations will be matched now through December 31st.  Please go to our Donate page today and support the Friends, support the Conservatory!  Your donation is a big help. We offer programming and events designed to build community and are either free or, like Uncorked, we charge a minimal…

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December 14, 2018 - December 31, 2018
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