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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
$60

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

February 2019

Carnaval Masquerade February 23rd

Carnaval Masquerade 2019

Have fun and help the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory. Join us for Carnaval Masquerade! $50 a ticket or $75 for 2 tickets, ages 21+ Purchase tickets through the Park District website which can be accessed HERE. Live music by Four Star Brass Band featuring Evan Jacobson, Hatch Elementary School’s beloved music teacher who also runs the Steel Drum Band.  Ticket includes admission, appetizers, and 2 wine/beer tickets.  Appetizers served from Maya Del Sol and Carnaval Grocery Dessert of sweet empanadas…

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February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Oak Park Conservatory, 615 Garfield
Oak Park, IL 60304 United States

March 2019

KidsFest March 3rd, 10 am – 2 pm

KidsFest at the Conservatory

Come to our FREE event at the Oak Park Conservatory!!  Due to the popularity of this event, tickets are required. Please join us Sunday, March 3rd for KidsFest.  This year we are celebrating South American rainforests as we highlight our Tropical Showroom. There will be masks and plenty of feathers as we nod to Brazil’s Carnaval!  This annual family event is free and includes hands-on educational activities for children and a chance to explore the Tropical, Mediterranean and Desert Rooms. KidsFest…

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March 3 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Oak Park Conservatory, 615 Garfield
Oak Park, IL 60304 United States

Member Lecture March 10th Biomimicry 101

Join us and hear our guest lecturer Rachel Hahs at the Oak Park Conservatory. Rachel is a Certified Biomimicry Professional, speaker and writer inspired to make the changes necessary for a sustainable future.  Please join us and learn about Biomimicry as Rachel will discuss this fascinating new field of science.  Scientists are learning the mysteries of how nature functions and are solving human problems using nature as inspiration for design. You will leave seeing the world and nature with new eyes! To…

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March 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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
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