Category: Club Announcements

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December 14, 2022, Happy Holiday Designs

Julie Dolezal, A Senior Designer for Jewel/Osco will wow us with her floral creations for the winter holidays. Pick up an idea that you can use to decorate your space. We will raffle holiday floral creations for you to take home. The Holiday Bazaar craft sale and raffle begins at 11:30am. The proceeds support the scholarship program for graduating OPRF students. The Cheney Mansion (220 N. Euclid, Oak Park, Illinois) will be open for the Holiday Bazaar, socializing and light refreshments at 11:30am. The club will have a short business meeting, followed by the one hour presentation at 1pm. Membership is not required. Everyone is welcome. GCOPRF.ORG The Village of Oak Park allows parking on the street near Cheney Mansion during club meetings. The Park District Covid guidelines will be followed. https://pdop.org/covid/
November 9, 2022, Wildlife in our Neighborhoods,

November 9, 2022, Wildlife in our Neighborhoods,

Concerned or just curious about the wildlife being reported in our towns? Snakes, rodents, coyotes and fox, raccoons or skunks? Not to mention deer, hawks and other birds. A Naturalist from Trailside Museum will provide facts and tips on how to peacefully coexist with these creatures.

The Cheney Mansion (220 N. Euclid, Oak Park, Illinois) will be open for socializing and light refreshments at 12pm.  The club will have a short business meeting at followed by the one hour presentation at 1pm.  

The Village of Oak Park allows parking on the street near Cheney Mansion during club meetings.

Everyone is welcome.

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October 12, 2022, More Dirt from Bill, Improving Garden Soil, presented by Bill Karges

October 12, 2022, More Dirt from Bill, Improving Garden Soil, presented by Bill Karges

Fall is a great time to improve your soil for next year. Learn to choose the right amendments and fertilizers for your needs. Presenter Bill Karges goes through the options to help you decide which ones are the best. Learn about the differences between the different soils in the market.

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 for this event (you can ignore the No Parking signs).

Park District of Oak Park Covid guidance will be followed.

28th Annual Oak Park River Forest Garden Walk

28th Annual Oak Park River Forest Garden Walk

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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.

TICKET PRICES

 advance

 event day

Children 12 and under free

Tickets are non-refundable

ON-LINE
ADVANCE TICKET SALES

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.

ON-LINE ADVANCE MEMBER TICKETS

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

GCOPRF

P.O. Box 5633

River Forest, IL 60305

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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

DAY OF GARDEN WALK
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

DRAWING

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

COVID-19 GUIDANCE

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