Oak Park Conservatory

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United States of America - Illinois - Oak Park

Institution Code: OAKPK

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

Main Address:
Oak Park Conservatory
Park District of Oak Park
615 Garfield Street
Oak Park
Illinois 60304 United States of America

Telephone: (708) 725-2450
Fax: (708) 386-3221
URL: www.oakparkconservatory.com
Primary Email: patti.staley@pdop.org

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Jan R. Arnold, CPRP, Executive Director
    Curator's Name: Patti Staley, Director of Horticulture & Conservatory Operations
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 3
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 3

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: No
    Status: Educational: No
    Status: Municipal: Yes
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 1929
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: No
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
  • Latitude: 41.8714960
    Longitude: -87.7896990
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 743 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 20000
    Number of Volunteers: 150

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 3000
  • Special Collections:Tropical, desert, ferns.

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes