The introductory price is just $30!
Oak Park pick up – shipping is not available at this time
Made of quality heavyweight cotton twill in hunter green
Stain resistant
Adjustable neck strap
Long ties in back
3 pockets big enough to hold gardening or cooking tools
Nicely packaged for gift giving
And they’re just cute!!

Order using Paypal, credit card, or check. Paypal and credit card orders can be made on the website: GCOPRF.ORG/SHOP. Please make pickup arrangements with the Ways and Means Committee. Pickup contact information will be on your emailed receipt. Please contact gcnews@gcoprf.org with any questions.

If paying by check, the check can be exchanged during pickup. Make checks payable to The Garden Club of Oak Park & River Forest.

January 12, 2022 Biomimicry: Looking to Nature to Solve Today’s Problems presented by Kim White

January 12, 2022

Kim White, Biomimicry: Looking to Nature to Solve Today’s Problems

What does a Burr have in common with NASA? A Kingfisher with a high-speed train? In this fascinating talk, Kim will show you many examples of when science and technology looked to nature to solve complex problems.

Garden Club of Oak Park & River Forest January Meeting

The one hour presentation will begin at 1:00 PM. An email reminder will be sent to the registered members a week before the event; a sign-in link will be sent on the day of the program.

Members may share the link with friends, but no email links will be sent from the club to non-members.

New members are always welcome. To attend as a member please click Membership and join.

Zoom Program Information

To sign into our Zoom program locate the email with the link to the meeting. It is also helpful to write down, on a sheet of paper the meeting ID, and the Passcode, just in case. Click the Join Zoom Meeting address. This will bring you to a waiting room until the program starts.

It is a good idea to sign on early (15 minutes or so) to make sure your device is connecting. If you cannot connect by clicking on the link, you can go to Zoom.us/join…

If you are joining from a mobile device (Android smartphone/tablet, Apple iPhone/iPad) then it will simply prompt you to download the Zoom Cloud Meetings app from the App/Play Store.

If you are joining from a computer for the first time you will need to download a small application file.

If you sign on with Google you will need to enter YOUR Google password.

We look forward to seeing you at the program. Yes, we will see each other unless you opt out of your video. Your audio will be turned off by the host/program speaker. Questions to the speaker can be typed in the chat bar. These will be answered at the end of the program.


It seems best if your lighting is in front of you, not from above or behind.
You can check your lighting by using your phone camera in the selfie mode to check your lighting ahead of time. Position your monitor for the best angle.

Holiday Boutique and Floral Design with Emily Neuman December 8, 2021

“Tis The Season” for a Holiday Boutique! On December 8, 2021 THE GARDEN CLUB OF OAK PARK & RIVER FOREST will host their annual Christmas Boutique and FLORAL DESIGN PRESENTATION at the Cheney Mansion, 220 N. Euclid, Oak Park. The boutique features an array of unique goods made by the many creative members…perfect for hostess gifts, Secret Santa exchanges, teachers, neighbors, and friends. Early bird shopping begins at 11:30 am. (Credit cards accepted). Refreshments and socializing starting at noon. At 1:00 pm, the presenter, Emily Neuman of the EcoWilde Flower Co., will give a one-hour demonstration of floral designs. Three of her arrangements will be raffled at the end of the program. You’re sure to enjoy this festive event at the Cheney Mansion, beautifully decorated for the holidays!
Street parking will be available. Invite friends…ALL are welcome!

Backyard Birds & Bird Feeding, David Brooks

November 10, 2021

The Garden Club of Oak Park and River Forest celebrates its 104th year in 2021.

The Garden Club meets on the second Wednesday of the month at the Cheney Mansion, 220 N Euclid Ave., Oak Park, with social time and announcements from 12-1 pm; the program begins at 1 pm. Free parking is available on the street.

All are welcome!

Backyard Birds & Bird Feeding presented by David Brooks. Learn the “how to” of attracting a variety of birds to your yard with feeding stations and food plantings. The program will include a who’s-who of common local birds and some of the migrants to be observed in spring and fall. Spring Valley Nature Center 1111 E. Schaumburg Rd. Schaumburg, IL 60194 847-985-2100 dabrooks@parkfun.com

Members that would like to volunteer to use their creativity to design and set up the centerpieces and refreshments should contact the Nomination Committee Chair, Kathy English, gcnews@gcoprf.org.

Please direct speaker recommendations to Gayle Hedlund,gcnews@gcoprf.org .

Cheney Mansion