Nature and Gardening Programs
The Park District of Oak Park offers a variety of programs for adults and children that awaken our appreciation for nature in all its forms. Classes are held at the Oak Park Conservatory or at the Austin Gardens Environmental Education Center. We offer classes and workshops taught by University of Illinois extension Master Gardeners and by our own Conservatory staff who are trained in horticulture and botany. Our goal is to teach the best management practices and increase your success in the garden, to help residents engage in conservation practices and to connect children to nature.
Sharpen your urban gardening skills, create a new garden design, and explore the possibility of raising chickens or bees, or have your child explore the natural world through our programs - See a complete listing of nature classes and register online now!
Austin Gardens will host a TreeKeepers Certification Program sponsored by Openlands this summer. This 8-week course will begin Thursday, June 1. More details here