Tag: Garden Design

Free Garden Workshop at Lincoln Park Zoo Feb 1st

As I type this the garden is being blanketed under a nice thick layer of snow. It’s easy to forget that below all of that snow is a garden that is in desperate need of renovation and inspiration. It is a hot mess and has been for years. I’ve tried to justify my ugly garden... Read more »

Garden Hits and Misses at Chicago Flower and Garden Show

Today was the last day of the Chicago Flower and Garden Show and the themed concept was a hit, and a miss in some respects. Personally, I’m a big fan of garden themes. A themed garden can be fun, interesting and a good opportunity to teach and engage other people about your garden. Last year... Read more »

Winter Garden Interest at Chicago's Lurie Garden

click for slightly larger view A well-designed garden looks interesting year-round. My own garden has no “designer,” it is just a collection of plants and flowers I like, and in the winter there isn’t much to look at. I’m hoping to change this flaw by visiting gardens this winter and copying some of the design... Read more »

Lurie Garden's Summer Intern on Garden's Design

Guest post by Benjamin Futa, photos by me. This past summer, I had the fortune and privilege to be accepted as the intern with the Lurie Garden in Millennium Park. Having completed only a single semester of my landscape architecture and horticulture college career at the time I applies, I assumed my application would be... Read more »

Urban Gardening Classes in Chicago Fall '09

The Wicker Park Garden Club is hosting a number of lectures and workshops this fall and winter for those interested in learning about urban gardening. You can attend these in place of the urban farming classes around Chicago this fall if your interests in gardening don’t extend to growing your own food. November 2nd 7-8:30... Read more »