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Member Lecture: The Mosquito Repellent Garden, June 11

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...... Read More

Spring Perennial, Houseplant and Garden Tool Exchange on Saturday, May 19

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...... Read More

Exploration Kit

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.... Read More

Plant Sale May 4 – May 6

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...... Read More

Exploration Station May

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...... Read More

Job Opening

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...... Read More

Exploration Station April

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....... Read More

Member Lecture March 18: Discover the Truth about Native Plants

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...... Read More

Exploration Station March

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...... Read More

Poinsettia Tours – Two tour times

First Tour: 11 am – noon Second Tour: 2 pm – 3 pm Tickets are $10 each.  Join us for a tour of the poinsettia display at the Oak Park Conservatory led by FOPCON docents. Learn about our poinsettia production at the Conservatory, the history of the poinsettia and general care tips. The tour includes...... Read More

Poinsettias at the Conservatory

Poinsettias are on display at the Conservatory throughout the showrooms.  Stop in the Mediterranean Room to see the large display of poinsettias.  Enjoy some holiday cheer with us!... Read More