28th Annual Oak Park River Forest Garden Walk

Sunday, June 26, 2022 — 10 am to 4 pm

Information: 708-725-2400



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Do you need garden inspiration? Are you curious about your Oak Park and River Forest neighbor’s gardens? Come out and enjoy the Annual Oak Park & River Forest Garden Walk. The Garden Walk is a joint venture sponsored by the Garden Club of Oak Park & River Forest and the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory (FOPCON). Garden Club proceeds are used for scholarships and community garden projects. FOPCON proceeds benefit the Oak Park Conservatory projects.

The 28th Annual Garden Walk, which features private gardens and a public garden,
is a self-guided tour. Seven Oak Park and River Forest private gardens will be featured, along with one community garden.



 event day

Children 12 and under free

Tickets are non-refundable


Advance tickets for the public will be available June 1st on this website (PayPal or credit card). Advance tickets must be purchased by 5 pm the evening before the Garden Walk. GCOPRF.ORG/SHOP

No advance tickets will be sold at the Conservatory this year.


Garden Club and FOPCON discounted member tickets will be available May 1st. Members will receive a code for a reduced price. Follow the link to the shop GCOPRF.ORG/SHOP and use the coupon code.

Tickets by Mail


P.O. Box 5633

River Forest, IL 60305


Please make checks out to GCOPRF.

Mail orders must be received by June 20th .

Tickets on the Day of the Walk

June 26th at Guide pickup locations. check or credit cards only

On the day of the event ticket holders must bring their ticket or Paypal receipt to exchange it at the Cheney Mansion or the Oak Park Conservatory for the Garden Guides/Maps that are required for admission to the gardens.

The eight garden locations are in Oak Park and River Forest, a car or bicycle may be needed to move from garden to garden. Street parking will be available, carpooling is recommended.

The Garden Guides/Maps will be available at the pickup locations from 9:30 am until 2:00 pm.

Restrooms and drive-up accomidations will be available at both pickup locations.

Pickup Locations

Oak Park Conservatory
615 Garfield St., Oak Park

Cheney Mansion
220 North Euclid Ave., Oak Park

**Day of Walk Tickets available 6/26 **
– check/credit card


The Garden Club & FOPCON are hosting a drawing to benefit our projects. Tickets may be purchased in one designated garden. See the Garden Guide for the location. Items include a wine basket, restaurant coupons and a host of other goodies. The winner need not be present. Thank you


Guidelines from the Oak Park Health Department and the State of Illinois will be followed

April 13, 2022 GMO’s-You Need to Decide for Yourself, Richard Hentschel

April 13, 2022

GMO’s-You Need to Decide for Yourself

Richard Hentschel

GMOs, now called Biologically Engineered, are plants bred for improved characteristics and abilities as plant breeders have done since Mendel crossed those peas for the very first time. What is different is how that is being done. Breeding techniques have shortened the start to finish times by years. Ultimately consumers will decide if these plants are acceptable for themselves and family.

Mr. Hentschel is an educator with the University of Illinois Extension.

12:00 PM at the Cheney Mansion, 220 N. Euclid Avenue, Oak Park, Illinois. Social time and a brief business report will precede the one hour presentation. The presentation will begin at 1:00 PM. Free parking is allowed on the street.

Park District of Oak Park Covid guidance will be followed.