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October 13, 2021 What Locally Grown Honey can do for You, Greg Walter

October 13, 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 a short business meeting from 12-1 pm; the program begins at 1 pm. Free parking is available on the street.

All are welcome!

October’s program, What Locally Grown Honey can do for You is presented by Gregg Walter.

Often discussed, but frequently not known, are the health benefits of locally-grown honey. Not only can you find iron in that dollop of sweetness you add to your tea, but a whole host of other nutrients. We’ll discuss facts and myths plus many other uses for honey.

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,

Please direct speaker recommendations to Gayle Hedlund, .


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 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.

27TH Annual Oak Park & River Forest Garden Walk

Sunday, June 27th — 10 am to 4 pm
Information: 708-725-2400

Do you need garden inspiration? Are you curious about your Oak Park and River Forest neighbor’s gardens? Come out and enjoy the 27th Annual Oak Park & River Forest Garden Walk (Garden Walk). The Garden Walk is a joint venture sponsored by the Garden Club of Oak Park & River Forest (Garden Club) 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 27th Annual Garden Walk, which features both public and private gardens, is a self-guided tour. Nine Oak Park and River Forest private gardens will be featured, along with the Oak Park Art League community garden. The tickets are non-refundable.

$15 in advance
$20 event day
Children 12 and under free

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 June 26th.


Garden Club and FOPCON 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

Tickets by mail (make out to GCOPRF). Orders must be
received by June 20th.

P.O. Box 5633
River Forest IL 60305

Due to the pandemic, no advance tickets will be sold at the Oak Park Conservatory.

On the day of the event you must bring your ticket or Paypal receipt to exchange it at the Cheney Mansion or the Oak Park Conservatory (masks are required inside Park District facilities) for the Garden Guides/Maps that are required for admission to the gardens. The Garden Guides/Maps will be available from 9:30 am until 2:00 pm. Drive-up accommodations will be available at both sites for Garden Guide pick-up.

**Day of Walk Tickets available 6/26 5pm **

– Ticket Sales ($20 cash/check/credit card)
– Exchange of Tickets for Garden Guides/Map

9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Restrooms will be available at both locations (masks are required inside Park District facilities).
Oak Park Conservatory, 615 Garfield St., Oak Park
Cheney Mansion, 220 North Euclid Ave., Oak Park

The ticket sales at the Conservatory will be inside the building and masks will be required for entry per the Park District.
Park District of Oak Park Coronavirus Guidance

The Garden Club and FOPCON request that all attendees abide by the current CDC and State of Illinois guidance.
CDC Coronavirus Guidance
Illinois Coronavirus Guidance

Special Thanks
The 2021 Garden Walk Committee offers a sincere thank you to everyone who helped make this annual community event a success: the advertisers, those who donated prizes, and the Park District of Oak Park for their support. We would especially like to thank Marc Linne, the graphic designer who has for years offered his time and talent to create the Garden Guide.

2021 Garden Walk Committee
Sue Boyer, Walk co-chair, ad sales
Gina Sennello, Walk co-chair, Garden Guide editor, garden liaison
Kathy English, yard signs
Fran French, garden liaison
Carol Gallagher, treasurer
Ellen Kuner, publicity
Sue Molojevic, secretary, volunteers
Mary Cay Murray, ad sales
Sandy Noel, drawing
Mary O’Kiersey, photographer
Linda Reisberg, garden locator, yard signs

Links to our Sponsors
Davey Tree
Good Earth Greenhouse
Kiave Design
Kelty Lawn Care
Kelty Pavers
American Gardens, LLC
Gerger & Greco Landscaping (708) 484-5296
Lurie Garden
Luurs Garden Center
McAdam Landscaping
Park District of Oak Park