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60th Annual Dearborn Garden Walk
  • Presented By: North Dearborn Association
  • Location: Near North/Gold Coast
  • Address: Walk Starts: 45 W. North Avenue (Latin School), Chicago, IL 60610
  • Phone: (312) 632-1241
  • Dates: July 15, 2018
  • Gardening enthusiasts will enjoy taking part in what is considered to be one of the country’s oldest garden walks during the 60th Dearborn Garden Walk, hosted by the North Dearborn Association. This nationally recognized event draws crowds from all over the world to take part in a one-day, self-guided walking tour of gorgeous secret gardens throughout Chicago’s historic Near North and Gold Coast neighborhoods. In addition, visitors can participate in a guided tour of historic Dearborn Parkway that highlights the outstanding architectural facades in the neighborhood.
    An intimate garden walk experience, ticket-holders will experience a variety of private rear gardens ranging from minimalist to classic small gardens and patio/terrace designs; each showcasing the most creative use of outdoor space in an urban setting. Many of the gardens are created around entertaining and sitting areas, offering city dwellers additional living quarters in the warmer months.

    GARDENS
    20+ garden owners share their hidden havens. First-time visitors will be intrigued by the variety of garden styles & the plants used to create them. Return attendees will marvel at the evolution of repeat gardens.

    ARCHITECTURAL TOURS: Starting at 1:30, 3:30 & 5 PM
    Trained architecture and neighborhood aficionados will be your guides for this 1-hour tour.
    Beginning at Latin Middle School (North/Dearborn) and ending at RH (Goethe/Dearborn).
    Tours cover not only the architecture of the neighborhood, but also the history of the Gold Coast/NDA.

    LIVE MUSIC
    For years, the NDA has spotlighted selections of its world-class gardens with professional musicians from around Chicago. Planted within the tour you will hear strings, flute, or even the gentle lines of an African mbira. The musicians provide a calming ambiance to the already relaxing nature of the garden walk.

    MASTER GARDENERS & SEMINARS
    Master Gardeners from the University of Illinois Extension will be on-hand to answer your gardening questions. Special-topic seminars will be held in select gardens/ patios.

60th Annual Dearborn Garden Walk
  • Location: Near North/Gold Coast
  • Address: Walk Starts: 45 W. North Avenue (Latin School)
  • July 15, 2018
  • Near North/Gold Coast