Posts tagged "Garden Walks"

Lincoln Square Garden Walk August 6th

Lincoln Square Garden Walk August 6th
This year’s Lincoln Square Garden Walk will feature more than 20 innovative gardens, and emphasizes city-size gardens that most owners have designed and tend themselves.  Walk organizer Nancy Benjamin says that gives each garden great personality and the ability to showcase unusual creative solutions.  “This is a hands-on, DIY garden walk,” says Benjamin, “You can... Read more »

North Lawndale Greening Committee Garden Tour Photos

North Lawndale Greening Committee Garden Tour Photos
Young and young at heart urban gardeners in North Lawndale garden tour Last month I had the pleasure of attending the North Lawndale Greening Committee’s garden tour.  It was a change from doing the North Dearborn Garden Walk. The gardens themselves weren’t much different, larger mostly, but the vibe was noticeably different. This garden tour... Read more »

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 »
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