Please join us, rain or shine, on Sunday, June 27, from noon to 5 pm, to see some of the most creative and beautiful gardens Evanston has to offer. Spend an afternoon strolling through seven noteworthy private gardens and a gem of a public garden. The Garden Walk showcases gardens that satisfy a broad range of interests to inspire the gardeners of today and tomorrow.
Beginning May 1 tickets are available online at https://evanstonenvironment.org/gardenwalk. Starting June 1, in person purchase of tickets will be available at the Ecology Center and other businesses listed on the link. Descriptions of the gardens and maps are provided. The Evanston Garden Walk will observe CDC guidelines for the safety of visitors and homeowners that include mask wearing and social distancing. All proceeds from the Evanston Garden Walk benefit the programs of the Evanston Environmental Association which includes scholarships for children to attend the Ecology Center’s summer camps and the Apiary, home to 40,000 honeybees!
Here’s a preview of just a few of them:
• A garden surrounding a residence with LEED Platinum status; the garden was planned to help manage extreme rainfalls and help pollinators thrive in community with their native hosts.
• A small, shady lot transformed into a lush, tranquil space by owners who were willing to forgo the typical lawn and focus on texture and a limited plant palette enlivened by punches of color.
• A manicured garden around a traditional French-style château. Voted winner of the Chicago Tribune’s Glorious Gardens contest in 2008, the garden is notable for its formal elegance.
In addition to purchasing tickets online https://evanstonenvironment.org/gardenwalk, tickets can also be purchased in person at places to be announced shortly on the website. Admission is $20 for EEA members and $25 for nonmembers. Groups of six or more are $20 per participant prior to the day of the walk. Tickets are $30 per person when purchased on the day of the walk.