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Membership Drive now through October 31st

Fall for the Friends Membership Drive is happening now! Help us reach our goal of 50 new members! Click today and Join FOPCON !    Become a member during the drive and receive a FREE succulent plant.  Pick up your plant any Saturday from 12:30 – 2:30 pm in the Conservatory lobby before October 31! Give or...... Read More

Exploration Station September

Topic: Hide and Seek This free  program runs September through May •  Saturdays 10:30 am – 12:30 pm •  Sundays 1:30 – 3:30 pm The Friends docents help children and others learn through interactive displays and games in the showrooms. We have a new Topic each month. Please Drop-In, It’s FREE! September: Hide and Seek Some animals are so good...... Read More

Fall Perennial, Houseplant and Garden Tool Exchange

Saturday, September 8 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Join other gardeners and share your favorite perennials, houseplants and extra garden tools at the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory sponsored annual Fall Exchange. Drop off materials from 9:30 -11:30 a.m. at the Conservatory. Come back to pick up items from noon – 12:30 p.m.... Read More

Uncorked August 24 – rain or shine!

Enjoy the Conservatory this Summer with wine and craft beer, music, appetizers and an artisan sharing their wares. Music: Andreas Kapsalis, guitarist Artisan: Serenitea Wine and Craft Beer:  Two Brothers Social Tap Appetizers:  Scratch on Lake Andreas Kapsalis is an innovative guitarist and a composer.  He has been called a steel string ten finger tapping guitar...... Read More

Member Lecture August 16

Join us for our Member Lecture on How to Create Butterfly Habitats.  We are excited to have Stephanie Walquist, co-founder of the West Cook chapter of Wild Ones, talk about how to create habitat gardens for our area butterflies.  Learn about local butterfly species and behaviors which add beauty to your garden.  Butterflies need year-round homes...... Read More

Job Opening

The Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory is seeking a resourceful individual interested in joining our dynamic organization as a part-time Volunteer and Program Coordinator.  Responsibilities include recruitment, orientation, and placement of all volunteers at the Oak Park Conservatory; including, but not limited to, those interested in horticultural projects, education programs, and special events. He/she...... Read More

Uncorked July 27 with Drawing!

For this July Event, participate in our Take a Stroll Down Madison Street Drawing by purchasing a ticket for a chance to win a local Gift Certificate or featured One-of-a-Kind Handbag!  Help support FOPCON. As always, enjoy the Conservatory with wine and craft beer, music, appetizers and an artisan sharing their wares. Music: Cardinal Harbor, Midwest’s Prog Rock...... Read More

A Volunteer You Should Know

Max Frueh began volunteering with the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory in September 2012.  For the past six years, Max has dedicated his time to our pot washing station where he ensures that all of our newly potted plants have a clean environment in which to grow. Washing pots, which is a lot like...... Read More

FOPCON is a partner with Sugar Beet Co-Op

Through August, Sugar Beet Food Co-Op donates 5¢ cents per transaction to a BEET BUCKS Program Partner when you use a reusable bag, coffee mug or bulk container.  FOPCON is a Program Partner!  Support our partner and support FOPCON. Want to learn more?   Find details on the website and click here.... Read More

Discovery Garden Exploration Time – July

This FREE program runs Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm in the outdoor Discovery Garden, weather permitting.  The theme for July is Water Play.  Enjoy the Elsie Jacobsen Discovery Garden with our Garden docents who are trained volunteers of the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory (FOPCON). Garden docents are there to help...... Read More

25th Annual Garden Walk: Sunday, June 24 rain or shine

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...... Read More

Uncorked June 22 – rain or shine!

We will be here rain or shine to enjoy 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...... Read More