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Taste of Uncorked: August 28, 2020

Enjoy an evening of music and drinks in the garden at the Oak Park Conservatory for Taste of Uncorked.  Timothy Robyn Coan will provide the evening’s entertainment.  Admission includes 2 drink tickets.   Ages 21+ Pre registration is required.  Click here to be taken to the Park District of Oak Park’s registration page. $12 per...... Read More

Five Ways to Preserve the Harvest Virtual Lecture: August 5, 2020

Local food blogger and cookbook author Emily Paster will cover five ways to preserve your garden harvest – from canning to freezing to drying and root-cellaring. Emily will offer in-depth descriptions of fermentation and water-bath canning, versatile and accessible methods of home food preservation suitable for many common home-grown fruits and vegetables. FREE for FOPCON...... Read More

Succulents Virtual Lecture: July 30, 2020

Learn how to nurture succulents and help them thrive. Discover the best light, location and humidity for your plants. Plus you’ll learn when and how to repot your plants and how to determine signs of stress. FREE for FOPCON members with code, $10 for non-members. Visit www.fopcon.org to become a member. To register for the event, click...... Read More

Get the Dirt — Your Garden Questions Answered: July 21, 2020

Join us for this free, live Q&A session to get gardening advice and tips from our master gardeners and Oak Park Conservatory’s Director of Horticulture. Plus, you’ll learn what to be doing now in your garden. You can submit questions in advance or come with your questions and our panelists will guide you.  To register,...... Read More

Story time in the Discovery Garden

Come explore summer and the gardens at the Oak Park Conservatory! Story time, songs and puppets led by our garden docents outside in our Discovery Garden.   Adults and children must register to attend this event.  Only registered participants will be allowed in the garden during story time.    Maximum of 16 participants.  FREE, with a suggested...... Read More

Video of Virtual Lecture

Thank you to Stephanie Walquist of West Cook Wild Ones who gave us an amazing lecture on Native Plants on May 27th.   This lecture was given virtually through zoom and it was sold out.  We are happy to share a video recording of the session for those who were unable to attend and for attendees...... Read More

Virtual Lecture May 27 at 7 pm

Guest presenter Stephanie Walquist of West Cook Wild Ones will teach us about the benefits of native plants: how to select the best plants for shade, wet and sunny gardens; where to purchase natives, and how to care for them.  Stephanie is Vice-President and co-founder of the West Cook Wild Ones.   Registration is required...... Read More

2020 Plant Sale

Thank you to everyone who shopped the Friends online Plant Sale this year!  We look forward to seeing you at your curbside pick up timeslot scheduled May 11 – 15.  Be sure to sign up if you have not  done so already.  We will contact you with details.  We truly appreciate the support of our...... Read More

POSTPONED – West Cook Wild Ones Conference April 4th

It has become necessary in order to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus that our community partner, West Cook Wild Ones is postponing the Naturally Beautiful Garden Conference at the Unity Temple in Oak Park.  Please go to the West Cook Wild Ones website for details.  ... Read More

Learn and Grow lectures in April – To Be Determined

The Conservatory is temporarily closed due Coronavirus (COVID-19).  All programs at the Conservatory will not be available during the closure.  April 2 lecture is Cancelled.  Please check back for updates on our Learn and Grow lectures scheduled for Thursdays in April.  We will do our best to communicate the status of our programming and events...... Read More

Plant Sale 2020 moves Online

Our 31st Annual Plant Sale has moved to online-only due to circumstances this year with COVID-19.  Order plants online with curbside pick-up.   Click HERE to begin your online shopping.  Shopping is available through April 26.  Choose a pick-up time when you place your order – May 11 through May 14.   For a listing of plants and descriptions...... Read More

Closure of Conservatory – Temporary

The Park District of Oak Park is making the prudent and measured decision to cancel all recreation programs and closing all facilities, including the Conservatory, effective today, March 13.  This decision is in alignment with actions being taken by School Districts 97 & 200 and the Oak Park Public Library in light of recent developments...... Read More