2024 Arbor Day

Join us for an Arbor Day celebration! Learn from our experts on how to nurture and care for trees, plus participate in tree-themed activities!

Friday, Apr 26:

    • Tree planting
    • Urban forestry climbing demos
    • Ask an arborist
    • Kids craft
    • Free tree seedling giveaway (while supplies last)

Saturday, Apr 27

    • Tree games and crafts
    • Community art project
    • Scavenger hunt
    • Storytime
    • Trivia

ā€¦and more!

2024 KidsFest

Enjoy Earth Day at the Conservatory!

Join us for KidsFest, the popular family event sponsored by the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory. Celebrate the wonders of our planet with activities presented by our partners from Trailside Museum, the University of Illinois Extension, Brookfield Zoo, and the Oak Park Public Library. Encounter live bats from the Flying Fox Conservation Fund.

šŸŒ± Conservatory Plant Sale Begins

SHOP Online only!

April 1-15:Ā Member Online Sale Begins

April 16: Public Online Sale Begins

April 30:Ā Online Sales Close

May 9-11: Curbside Pick-up at Rehm Pool Parking Lot

Shop online for our Annual Plant Sale featuring a large selection of vegetables, herbs and flowers, including many unique varieties. All plants are grown at the Oak Park Conservatory. This annual fundraiser is sponsored by the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory. Members of the friends receive two weeks or priority shopping online and members-only pickup. All plant orders will be picked up curbside and the Rehm Pool parking lot in May. You will select your pickup time online when you order your plants.


Pleasant Home Docent-Led Tour

Pleasant Home will be open one Sunday per month from 12:00-3:00P for free docent-led tours! This is in addition to Thursday tours, available from 11:00-4:00P every week.

We request a $2 donation or non-perishable food item.

2024 Egg Dash and Scramble

2024 Egg Dash & Scramble

The bunnies have awoken from their slumber and left beautiful eggs in Maple Park for your children to find! Children ages 3-10 are encouraged to bring baskets, bonnets, and bunny ears to participate in our annual scramble. Our Bunny will be on hand for pictures with the whole family, and we will have themed games before and after each dash.

This is aĀ freeĀ event, but participants must pre-register to be admitted. Tickets will be available starting Mar 1, 2024 at:

    • Candycopia (717 Lake Street)
    • Ridgeland Common (415 Lake Street)
    • CRC (225 Madison Street)

2024 Doggy Scramble

Bring your dog to Maple Park for the Doggy Egg Scramble. Dogs and owners will hunt through the field to find the most dog treat filled eggs. After the hunt, a special visitor will be available to take photos. This is an on-leash event for friendly dogs and their families; children must be accompanied by an adult.

In partnership with the Animal Care League