Join other gardeners and share your favorite perennials at the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory sponsored annual fall plant exchange. Drop off material from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Conservatory. Come back to pick up plants from noon to 12:30 p.m. 708-725-2400. www.pdop.org.
Join the Park District of Oak Park and the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory (FOPCON) for a special 85 year anniversary celebration of the Oak Park Conservatory. Festivities will include a display highlighting the history of the Conservatory and of FOPCON, stories about the life and impact of Elsie Jacobsen, and the sharing of designs for the Elsie Jacobsen Discovery Garden coming in 2015. Local residents are encouraged to attend and share stories about the Conservatory and Elsie. Light refreshments will be provided. Special guests and speakers include: Dr. Ellen Jacobsen-Isserman, Elsie Jacobsen's daughter.
Tickets, sold at the door, are $15 per person and include two drink tickets, a food token, showcase tours, music, art by Karen Johnson, and more. Must be 21 or over to participate. www.fopcon.org. firstname.lastname@example.org. 725-2400.
Today, the Oak Park Conservatory is flourishing. With the aid of an army of over 1,000 volunteers, the nearly 75-year-old facility has a new addition, is brimming with school children and tourists and has become a beloved destination for many in Oak Park and surrounding communities.