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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

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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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