Garden Club of Oak Park & River Forest


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

Butterflies, Flying Flowers, Dave Brooks

Dave Brooks – “Butterflies, Flying Flowers”

This program discusses gardening for butterflies including caterpillar host plants and nectar plants for adults. The Manager of Conservation Services of the Schaumburg Park District will address native plant gardens with respect to attractive colors and shapes, sunlight, water and shelter needs, and overwintering considerations.

Garden Club of Oak Park & River Forest Monthly Meeting

May 12, 2021
12:30 pm

Join us for some casual social time at 12:30 PM before the program. The one hour presentation will begin at 1:00 PM. An email reminder will be sent to the registered members a week before the event; a sign-in link will be sent on the day of the program.

Members may freely share the link with friends, but no email links will be sent from the club to non-members.

New members are always welcome. To attend as a member please click Membership and join.

Zoom Program Information

To sign into our Zoom program locate the email with the link to the meeting. It is also helpful to write down, on a sheet of paper the meeting ID, and the Passcode, just in case. Click the Join Zoom Meeting address. This will bring you to a waiting room until the program starts.

It is a good idea to sign on early (15 minutes or so) to make sure your device is connecting. If you cannot connect by clicking on the link, you can go to…

If you are joining from a mobile device (Android smartphone/tablet, Apple iPhone/iPad) then it will simply prompt you to download the Zoom Cloud Meetings app from the App/Play Store.

If you are joining from a computer for the first time you will need to download a small application file.

If you sign on with Google you will need to enter YOUR Google password.

We look forward to seeing you at the program. Yes, we will see each other unless you opt out of your video. Your audio will be turned off by the host/program speaker. Questions to the speaker can be typed in the chat bar. These will be answered at the end of the program.


It seems best if your lighting is in front of you, not from above or behind.
You can check your lighting by using your phone camera in the selfie mode to check your lighting ahead of time. Position your monitor for the best angle.