OP Conservatory Upcoming Workshops

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Workshop: Let's Make Worm Compost

Saturday, September 14 from 9AM – 11AM

Everyone can compost food scraps with the help of a worm compost bin. Clean, odorless indoor composting can take care of all your kitchen scraps year round. And if you do not have a garden for the compost, your houseplants will love it. We will discuss the science of composting with worms, the dos and don’ts and create a small bin stocked with worms to take home. Location: Oak Park Conservatory Sign Up Here


Toddler Exploration Time

Saturday, September 20 from 10:30AM – 11:15AM -- FREE

The program is offered once a month on the third Fridayof each month from September through November and January through May.

The special interactive time for you and your toddler will open up the natural world as you explore together the wonders of nature at the Conservatory. Interact during guided activities, facilitated by FOPCON docents and highlighting a different topic each month. Come ready to have fun and learn about nature with your toddler. Space is limited to 15 children and their caregivers for each event. The topic for September is Plants Are Toys.



Fall Bulb Planting


Saturday, September 28 from 9AM – 3PM


There is nothing more joyful than daffodils, tulips and hyacinths blooming in spring. Now is the time to plant those bulbs in your garden and anticipate the return of beautiful flowers after many so grey months of winter. We will gain knowledge of the best bulbs for our region, best planting methods and how to care for them to insure years of bloom. Each participant will plant a container of bulbs to force for indoor spring blooms. Location: Oak Park Conservatory. Sign Up Here


Fall Bulb Sale

Saturday, September 28 from 9AM – 3PM

It’s time again for the annual Fall Bulb Sale at the Oak Park Conservatory. Purchase premium bulbs in unusual varieties not found at the big box stores. Choose from tulip, narcissus, hyacinths, muscari, and other varieties chosen for beauty, fragrance, and ability to survive our winters. You will enjoy these trouble-free bulbs each spring for years to come. All proceeds support conservatory programming. The Oak Park Conservatory is located at 615 Garfield St, Oak Park, IL, 708-725-7200. To view the Bulb Sale catalogue, visit our website at www.oakparkconservaory.org.