Oak Park River Forest Garden Walk – June 24, 2018

The Garden Club of Oak Park and River Forest and the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory will be holding their 25th Annual Garden Walk on  Sunday, June 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. rain or shine.  Make note of the date and prepare for an exciting self-guided tour of eight unique gardens.  Transportation from one garden to another is needed; bicycles are a good option.  Once again “Plein Air” painters will be demonstrating their amazing creativity in some of the gardens.

Tickets will be available for purchase May 1st online at this site, www,gcoprf.org and June 1st at the Oak Park Conservatory and the Oak Park Visitors Center.   Prior to the event tickets are $15.

June 24, the day of the walk, tickets will be $20 and may be purchased at either the Cheney Mansion (220 N. Euclid, Oak Park) or the Oak Park Conservatory (61 Garfield Street, Oak Park).

Regardless if you purchase tickets in advance or the day of the event you must exchange your ticket or PayPal receipt for the garden guide booklets which serve as your entry to the garden.   The exchange of ticket/receipt for Garden guides will be from 9:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at either Cheney Mansion (220 North Euclid, Oak Park) or Oak Park  Conservatory (615 Garfield, Oak Park.  )The garden guides have a map and an explanation of each garden.

Purchase here:  Garden Walk Tickets

GCOPRF meeting to be April 11, 2018

Speaker from Trailside Museum

The Garden Club of Oak Park and River Forest will hold their annual business meeting April 11, 2018 at Cheney Mansion at noon.  After the short business meeting the program will be “Neighborhood Wildlife” with Irene Flebe of the Trailside Museum.

The business to be conducted  includes the election of officers, approval of the budget, and approval of changes to the By-laws.  President, Susan Milojevic has sent these agenda items complete via e-mail.  Please real these materials before the meeting.

The proposed slate of officers are:    President:  Susan Milojevic; 2nd Vice Presidents: Joan Meister & Gayle Hedlund; 3rd Vice President: Cheryl Stein.

By-law changes are aimed at simplifying the standing committee structure.

The annual budget is prepared by the Board of Directors.  The Treasurer has submitted the proposed budget to members via email.

This is your club.  Your input is greatly appreciated.



Help Wanted:  Looking for club members who would be interested in helping plan trips/study groups of interest to club members.  If interested please let Sue know at president@gcoprf.org.

Annual Spring Luncheon May 9th, 2018

The Garden Club Spring Luncheon : “Afternoon in the Garden” will be held Wednesday, May 9th at the Oak Park Country Club. Along with exciting raffles, prizes, delicious food and lovely company, we will be previewing fifty of this year’s best new flowers and garden plants. Landscape designer and Master Gardener Kim Hartman will present the latest varieties proven for this area and sure to add color and beautiful diversity to our outdoor spaces. Gather your friends, create a hat and join the fun! we look forward to seeing you there.

Members will be receiving invitations in the mail in April.  Click on link to go to reservation payment page.

May Luncheon Reservations

Oak Park Country Club, 2001 N, Thatcher Avenue, River Grove, ILL

Join in the annual hat parade tradition.  Members have been wearing decorated hats to the luncheon for more than fifty years.