Mother’s Day Teacup Gardening at Oak Park Conservatory


If you want to keep the Mother’s Day holiday going longer or use another chance to spend time with family, you can get some extraordinary experience at Oak Park Conservatory on Saturday, April 16. Mothers and daughters will get a chance to practice a real gardening at Mother’s Day Teacup Gardening from 10-11:30 a.m. on 615 Garfield St. (Park District of Oak Park.)

“It will be a nice relaxing morning,” said Patti Staley, director of horticulture, to Chicago Tribune. “We’re going to have a continental breakfast and tea, and then each participant will get to make a little garden to take home in their teacup.”

Mothers and daughters will get miniature plants and terrarium-type plant materials for little gardens at the Conservatory, the Chicago Tribune informs.

Besides gardening, visitors will be able to enjoy the view in the Fern Room, Tropical Room and Desert Room of the Conservatory. The place is famous of its staff and volunteers who annually grow nearly 20,000 bedding plants from seeds and cuttings all around Oak Park.

The ticket’s cost is $45 for residents, $68 for nonresidents. Registration is required on For details, call 708-725-2400.


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