Garden walk to offer inspiration for green thumbs


Keep Evanston Beautiful holds its 23rd annual garden walk Sunday, featuring a look at the gardens of the former Wiebolt mansion, now the official home for Northwestern University's president.

Top: An illustration, Sharon's Garden by William Petersen, from the garden walk flier. Above: The former Wiebolt estate.

Also on the tour are gardens at several private homes including Ernest Mayo mansions, an 1890s duplex and a classic Victorian home — as well as the Edible Acre garden at Evanston Township High School.

The Edible Acre garden at ETHS.

Highlights for gardeners include water features, some quirky original gardn art and an array of woody specimen plants.

Tickets at $20, with a $5 discount for KEB members, are available at the Evanston Ecology Center, at several local flower and garden shops and online.

The garden walk hours are noon to 5 p.m.

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