Posts tagged "Chicago Garden Walks"

Chicago Garden Walks 2013

It’s that time of year when gardeners across the city open up their garden gates to neighbors and fellow gardeners across the city. The first garden walk I’ve been informed of starts this weekend. Here are some Chicago garden walks for 2013. 7th Annual Northcenter Neighborhood Garden Walk Sunday, June 23, 2013 12-5pm. Tour begins... Read more »

Bucktown Tree & Garden Walk This Weekend

Bucktown Tree & Garden Walk This Weekend
The 2011 Bucktown Tree and GardenWalk takes palces this Saturday, July 9 and Sunday July 10, 2011 from 11 am to 5pm. Featuring nearly 100 gardens, live music, petting zoo, and guided treewalk featuring the Tree of the Year, the Ginkgo. Suggested donation $5 includes unlimited Free Trolley Rides of the tree and garden walk... Read more »

Rich People's Small Space Gardens

Rich People's Small Space Gardens
This past weekend I attended the Dearborn Garden Walk in the Gold Coast neighborhood with what seemed like a million other people. The week leading up to the garden walk I joked on social networking sites that I was finally going to see rich people’s gardens.  I was excited about the chance to see some... Read more »
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How The Dearborn Garden Walk Transformed a Neighborhood.

How The Dearborn Garden Walk Transformed a Neighborhood.
Walking around the Gold Cost neighborhood today it is hard to imagine that this Near North neighborhood was once declared a “slum” through the Land Clearance Act of 1948. Today, the neighborhood is home to some of Chicago’s wealthiest residents, designer boutiques like Giorgio Armani, Chanel, Harry Winston, and many more. I’m not old enough... Read more »