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 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 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.
DAY OF GARDEN WALK
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 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
Good Earth Greenhouse
Kelty Lawn Care
American Gardens, LLC
Gerger & Greco Landscaping (708) 484-5296
Luurs Garden Center
Park District of Oak Park