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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

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...... Read More

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...... Read More

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...... Read More

Exploration Station April

Please Drop-In, It’s FREE! April:  Magic of Seeds There are many different kinds of plants in the world.  While these plants varied from size to shapes and from the climate they like to grow, they all start life as a seed.  A seed is a portable life cycle just waiting for the right conditions to...... Read More

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...... Read More