Birds, Bees, and Butterflies: A Native Garden Tour

Sunday, August 5th, 2018
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Native gardens are beautiful islands of biodiversity that meet many of our conservation goals by preserving clean water, reducing energy consumption, sequestering carbon, eliminating pesticides and providing essential habitat for birds, bees, butterflies and threatened pollinators. Plus native gardens are just plain beautiful!

This tour offers you an opportunity to visit private and public gardens in Oak Park and River Forest that are brimming with life and beauty. The host gardeners are excited to walk you through these treasured spaces. Each stop on the tour is unique, reflecting each gardener’s interests. You will see and hear about how these gardens are making important contributions to sustaining life on this planet. 

Many of the plants on view are not widely known or used in gardens, so here's your chance to learn about IL's unique, under-used plants. Let's develop a sense of place that reflects IL's rich natural history heritage too.

You will receive a map by e-mail the day before the tour. Be sure to check your e-mail on Saturday. 🙂

Ticket prices: $7 for Wild Ones members (paid dues) or $10 for non-members. Purchase tickets here

You can purchase tickets the day of event for $12 non-members and $10 for Wild Ones members at Oak Park Conservatory, 615 Garfield Street, Oak Park, IL, 60304. Children attend free.

Volunteers receive admission. Please sign up here if you're interested: Volunteer for the tour

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