Category: Garden Walks

Chicago Botanic Garden: A guide to fall colors & more

Chicago Botanic Garden: A guide to fall colors & more
The ginkgos are starting to turn as bright as the sun, maples promise a spectacularly vibrant array of multitones, and sumacs’ colorful clusters stand out in glorious shades of bright red and purple Come October in Chicago the trees reach their peak fall colors creating a rich tapestry from Mother Nature’s color palette.  The Show Must Go On The golden bronze... Read more »

Chicago Flower and Garden Show 2019: A peek inside

The Chicago Flower and Garden Show is at Navy Pier now through Sunday, March 24. The theme of this years show is “FlowerTales: The Story Grows On”– showcasing the unique stories that inspire our city and its diverse communities. This year, the show has a marketplace vibe. Although there are around 20 gardens and displays... Read more »

Go Green: Earth friendly ideas from local gardens

Maps were available for the self-guided tour. Photo: Carole Kuhrt-Brewer
Does your garden need a facelift? If you are tired of cutting the grass, using pesticides and raking leaves, there are alternatives. Yesterday “Go Green Wilmette” presented what has become their annual (since 2013) Go Green ‘Alternative Yard’ tour–part of a year round effort that offers educational  seminars, film showings, book discussions, and gatherings and... Read more »
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58th Annual Dearborn Garden Walk

58th Annual Dearborn Garden Walk
Have you ever wondered what lurks behind the beautiful brownstones on Chicago’s Gold Coast and Old Town neighborhoods? If so, you can see for yourself on Sunday, July 17. Once every year the public gets an opportunity to visit some of the city’s most beautiful private gardens at the Dearborn Garden Walk sponsored by the... Read more »

Escape to the Chicago Botanic Garden Orchid Show

Escape to the Chicago Botanic Garden Orchid Show
The Chicago Botanic Garden is offering a great winter escape sans the air fare at their second annual Orchid Show, Saturday, February 14 through Sunday, March 15. The 10,000 exotic, fragrant and vibrant blooming orchids of yellow, orange, red, pink, purple and blue offer a balmy oasis to greet visitors at the Garden’s Regenstein Center... Read more »

Chicago Botanic Garden: Labor Day Weekend Events, Dining and Activities

The esplanade offers a sea of changing vistas and colors, depending upon the season. Photo: Chicago Botanic Garden.
Chicago Botanic Garden offers a mini-escape from the urban jungle with something for all ages from one to 101. The Garden offers year round shows, activities, educational programs, demonstrations and events. Here is a look at the Garden and what’s on tap for the Labor Day weekend.The Chicago Botanic Garden is at 1000 Lake Cook... Read more »
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North Dearborn Garden Walk: A Peek Inside the Hemingway Inspired Gardens

North Dearborn Garden Walk: A Peek Inside the Hemingway Inspired Gardens
More than flowers were on display at this year’s 55th Annual Dearborn Garden Walk. The walk, in the Chicago neighborhood where Ernest Hemingway once lived with his first wife Hadley on North Dearborn Parkway, took place on Sunday, July 21.  The designers who created this year’s garden vignettes chose their themes to honor Hemingway and... Read more »
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