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Uncorked August 23rd 6 – 8 pm

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...... Read More

(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...... Read More

Discovery Garden Exploration Time – August 

Come to our FREE program on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm in the outdoor Discovery Garden, weather permitting.  The theme for August is Fossils. Garden docents help you and your child lead to discovery.  Garden docents are trained volunteers of the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory.  The Friends will provide...... Read More

Uncorked July 26th, 6 – 8 pm

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...... Read More

Discovery Garden Exploration Time – July

Come to our FREE program on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm in the outdoor Discovery Garden, weather permitting.  The theme for July is Water. Garden docents help you and your child lead to discovery.  Garden docents are trained volunteers of the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory.  The Friends will provide...... Read More

Uncorked June 28th from 6 – 8 pm

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...... Read More

Garden Walk June 23rd 10 am – 4 pm

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...... Read More

Member Lecture: Native Bees on June 17th, 7 – 8 pm

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,...... Read More

Discovery Garden Exploration Time – June

This FREE program runs Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm in the outdoor Discovery Garden, weather permitting.  The theme for June is Butterflies.   Garden docents help you and your child lead to discovery.  Garden docents are trained volunteers of the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory.  The Friends will provide materials to...... Read More

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,...... Read More

Exploration Station May – Biomimicry

Please Drop-In, It’s FREE! Weekends, beginning Saturday May 11th.  Topic is Biomimicry. Humans have been using plants and animals since the beginning of time.  Plants and animals in nature sustain us as food, medicine and shelters. It is our source of inspiration for arts and culture.  As our understanding of nature deepens,  scientists are increasingly...... Read More

Learn and Grow lecture April 25th at 7 pm – FREE

Choosing and Growing Culinary Herbs with Sandy Lentz.  Join us for this FREE lecture.  Celebrate 30 years of the Annual Plant Sale with a Master Gardener for expert tips and advice.   We are happy to have Sandy Lentz talk with us about culinary herbs and what to buy at the Annual Plant Sale May 4...... Read More