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The Friends in Bloom membership drive is happening now!

Be a Friend: Join the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory by April 15 to access early online ordering for our 2022 Plant Sale, new reciprocal privileges at over 300 gardens nationwide, discounted tickets to the Oak Park River Forest Garden Walk, and more! https://fopcon.org/join-fopcon/ Online shopping for the Plant Sale begins April 5, and […]

The Art of Landscape Design — February 24, 2022

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**Now VIRTUAL.**  A zoom link will be sent to all registrants. Are you curious about the principles of landscape design? How do you approach your garden space with an artistic eye? Join us as the Director of Horticulture for the Oak Park Conservatory shares her deep knowledge of designing gardens large and small. Learn how […]

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KidsFest

Oak Park Conservatory 615 Garfield, Oak Park, IL

Join us at KidsFest for our popular annual family event presented by the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory! Our theme this year is Animal Mysteries! Children will have an opportunity to meet a pigeon, interact with a possum puppet, and engage in several STEM activities, all while solving the mysteries of our native Illinois […]

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Get the Dirt — Your Garden Questions Answered

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Get the Dirt--Your Garden Questions Answered Join us for this Q&A session to get gardening advice and tips from our plant experts. Plus, you’ll learn what to be doing now in your garden. Come with your Spring gardening questions. Presented by the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory. Register HERE. A zoom link will be […]

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Save the Date for the 2022 Plant Sale!

The countdown to the 2022 Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory Plant Sale has begun! We are pleased to be able to host this popular fundraiser for the 33rd straight year. FOPCON Members receive 12 days of priority shopping plus a Members Only pick up day on May 10! Join now to take advantage of […]

Learn and Grow Lectures are back this April!

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The Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory Master Gardeners will highlight plants that will be available at our Annual Plant Sale. Come learn with us -- programs are for all gardening levels. Registration is required for these free virtual programs. A Zoom link will be sent to participants in advance.  FREE April 6, 7-8pm - […]

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Spring Open House

Oak Park Conservatory 615 Garfield, Oak Park, IL

Join us as we celebrate the springtime at Oak Park Conservatory. We’ll have activities and fun for the whole family. Enjoy hands-on programs in the Discovery Garden and music featuring ProMusica singers.  Plus Master Gardeners will provide repotting services–bring your plant and new pot and our volunteers will repot your plant for you. Kids can […]

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Gardening with Native Plants

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Learn how native plants offer a host of benefits in your garden. West Cook Wild Ones will teach us about native plants: how to select the best plants for shady, wet and sunny gardens; where to purchase natives; and how to care for them. Register HERE. A zoom link will be email to all registrants prior […]

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TET (Toddler Exploration Time): Spring 2022

Oak Park Conservatory 615 Garfield, Oak Park, IL

Young learners (18 months - 5 years) will be delighted with stories, lessons, and crafts led by our education docents at the Oak Park Conservatory. Each month is a different topic. Advanced registration is required. Limited to 25 children and their caregivers.  FREE. Themes: Friday, March 18, 2022. Eggs. Register HERE for 9:30-10:00 Friday, April […]

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Spring Plant and Tool Exchange & Plastic Pot Recycling

Oak Park Conservatory 615 Garfield, Oak Park, IL

Join other gardeners and share your favorite plants and extra tools at the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory-sponsored annual Spring Plant and Tool Exchange.  Save your garden plastic pots from our annual Plant Sale and drop them off at our Plastic Pot Recycling.  Our volunteers will collect your empty pots that can be reused for next […]

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