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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,......
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......
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......
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......
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......
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......
Please Drop-In, It’s FREE! March: Eggs, Eggs, Eggs Be it in a nest or underwater, eggs are the first  step to life for all of our conservatory animals.  Let’s learn about these wonderful eggs and see if the eggs do indeed come before the parrot. on Saturdays, from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm on Sundays, from 1:30......
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! ......
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......
The Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory is seeking a part-time Executive Director. Responsibilities include leadership, oversight, and guidance of our working Board in the areas of funding development, events and programs, membership, volunteers, marketing/communications, and financial management. This position is responsible for managing two part-time staff.  The position has flexible hours. To view the complete......
Please Drop-In, It’s FREE! February: Habitat – Mediterranean Biome Docents help children and others learn through interactive displays.  We have five regions of Mediterranean forest, woodlands and scrubs in the world.  While these climate regions are small they contained 10% of all plant life on the planet.  We’ll see how climate play such an important role......
Please Drop-In, It’s FREE! on Saturdays, from 10:30 am – 12:30 pmon Sundays, from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pmon Monday, January 21, Martin Luther King Day, from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Docents help children and others learn through interactive displays. January: Plant Band Ring in the New Year by making lots of noises while playing......