27th Annual Oak Park & River Forest Garden Walk
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 (mask required for inside sale) 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.
**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 the buildings per the Park District).
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.
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
The 26th Annual Garden Walk took place 6/23/19 from 10:00-4:00 pm. Eight private gardens and one community garden in the Oak Park/River Forest communities were featured. This is a joint project of the OPRF Garden Club and FOPCON, the proceeds are shared between the two organizations. The Garden Club has chosen to designate their share to be used to fund the yearly scholarships program.
It is a year round project beginning with selecting gardens for the following year immediately before and after the Garden Walk.
Volunteers: 10 members of the Committee + 65 volunteers worked the day of the Garden Walk
Committee Responsibilities: Sets the date, seeks out and selects gardens, produces the Garden Guide, solicits ads for the Garden Guide, coordinates artists in gardens with the Oak Park Art League, publicizes the event locally, plans and provides the reception for owners and volunteers, solicits and organizes volunteers for the Garden Walk
Garden Walk Standing Board Committee -Gina Sennello and Sue Boyer, Garden Walk Co-chairs
Links to past Garden Walks
2012 Oak Park & River Forest Garden Walk