Garden Walk 2017


24th Annual Oak Park & River Forest Garden Walk 

Experience an inspiring day at the 24th annual Garden Walk on Sunday, June 25th!  Sponsored by the Garden Club of Oak Park and River Forest and Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory this self-guided tour throughout our beautiful villages features nine fabulous gardens and a cooperative community space.  The day is designed for the whole family to enjoy and kids under 12 are free. Ride bikes, bring a picnic and enjoy the gardens of Cheney Mansion.  Watch a sculptor create near Cheney’s greenhouse, drop by the Art League’s outdoor exhibit or view artists painting in gardens while gathering great ideas for your own spaces.

TICKET PRICE: $15 in advance   $20 event day,  Children 12 and under free

ADVANCE TICKET SALES: PayPal  Must be ordered by Saturday, June 24th before 5 pm at;  Mail by June 20.  Checks payable to GCOPRF.   Mail to GCOPRF, PO Box 5633, River Forest, IL.  60305; Locations (cash & check only) : Oak Park Conservatory, 615 Garfield Street,  Oak Park  725-2400, The Magic Tree Bookstore, 141 N Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park   848-0770,  Oak Park Visitors Bureau, 1010 Lake Street #402, Oak Park   848-1500, Westgate Flower & Plant Shop, 841 S Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park   386-0072. 

DAY OF WALK – Ticket Sales/Exchange & Pickup of Garden Guides/Map  TIME: 9:30 am – 2:00 pm;  WHERE: Oak Park Conservatory, 615 Garfield Street, Oak Park (Cash/Check/Credit) or Cheney Mansion, 220 North Euclid Ave, Oak Park (Cash/Check/Credit)

RAFFLE: Raffle tickets available day of Walk at Cheney MansionOak Park Conservatory, and Garden at 1114 Forest Avenue, River Forest. $5 for one and $20 for 5. Winner need not be present.  Complete information on items on Facebook site. Raffles are:  $150 Gift Certificate and a $50 pair of professional pruners from Care of Trees, a Davey Company; $200 value for design and potting a Fall/Winter planter from Kiave Design LLC (winner to supply container);  $100 value Tree Walk Kids Game supplied by The Learning Gardens of Oak Park; and, a $150 value plant and gift certificate from Garland Flowers

Complementary events: Oak Park Art League Carriage House Exhibit “Peer Pressure” and Courtyard Exhibit “Resistance Architecture;” Plein Air painters creating art work in selected gardens; Cheney Mansion Open for picnics and Sculptor Michael Vest demonstration