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Prepare for an exciting self-guided tour of eight unique gardens.  Once again “Plein Air” painters will be demonstrating their amazing creativity in some of the gardens.   Advance tickets are $13 for FOPCON members when purchased at the Conservatory. – Two tickets for Basic membership – Three tickets for Plus membership – Five tickets for Premier membership......
Enjoy Summer at the Conservatory with music, wine,  craft beer and appetizers.  Our vendors are local and we feature an artisan offering their wares.  Interested in a showcase tours?  We offer that too.  Admission includes two drink tickets and one food token.  Must be 21 or over. Music: Timothy Robyn Coan Artisan: Jean’s Gems Wine......
Jim Kuehnle and Patricia Niedrich from Clover’s Garden Center will give us a brief history of mosquitos and talk about the science behind the mosquito repellent plants.  Discover how to design a patio area garden to repel mosquitos.  Come see a sample garden box.  Light refreshments will be served. Members and Guests are FREE $10......
Join other gardeners and share your favorite perennials, houseplants and extra garden tools at the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory sponsored annual Spring Exchange.  Drop off materials from 9:30 am -11:30 am at the Conservatory.  Come back to pick up your selection from noon – 12:30 p.m. Please Note:  We cannot accept plain hosta......
Our kits were in the news!  Click on the link for the Oak Leaves article http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/oak-park/news/ct-oak-park-conservatory-school-tl-0510-story.html  and read about how great the new FOPCON Exploration Kit is.   A BIG thank you to Linda Smith, Kim Wilson and Heather Guido for the stellar work....
It’s our 29th Annual Plant Sale! Members’ Sale Friday, May 4 from 2 pm – 6 pm Public Sale Saturday, May 5 from 8 am – 4 pm Sunday, May 6 from noon – 3 pm Check out the Plant Sale catalog here. Become a FOPCON Member and shop early at the Members’ sale or preorder......
Plants We Wear. This free  program runs Sept – May Note! May 5 – 6 weekend: Exploration Station will be CLOSED during the Plant Sale. We look forward to seeing you every other weekend in May! •  Saturdays 10:30 am – 12:30 pm •  Sundays 1:30 – 3:30 pm Docents help children and others learn through interactive......
The Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory (FOPCON) is seeking a resourceful individual interested in joining our dynamic organization as a part-time Operations Coordinator. The Operations Coordinator is responsible for providing technical expertise, including database management, and administrative support needed to implement the organization’s activities.  To view the complete posting and job description, click here.  To apply, please......
Chocolate. This free program runs Sept – May •  Saturdays 10:30 am – 12:30 pm •  Sundays 1:30 – 3:30 pm •  Mondays of school holidays for Columbus Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents’ Day, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Docents help children and others learn through interactive displays and games in the showrooms. New topics every month.......
Discover the Truth about Native Plants We welcome Freyja Kendrick from DigRightIn Landscaping to our member lecture.  Freyja has a degree in horticulture and is a member of the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association (ILCA).  Her speaking engagements have included the Chicago Flower & Garden Show, Go Green La Grange and the Brookfield Public Library. Her......
Buzz Bees Buzz. This free program runs Sept – May •  Saturdays 10:30 am – 12:30 pm •  Sundays 1:30 – 3:30 pm •  Mondays of school holidays for Columbus Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents’ Day, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Docents help children and others learn through interactive displays and games in the showrooms. New topics......