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Glenview Garden Walk 2023

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In partnership with the
Glenview Gardeners

SundayJuly 9, 2023 • 1:00-4:00 PM

Enjoy viewing three gardens of Glenview Gardeners members, and three native habitat gardens of Glenview Native Habitat members.  

Sunday, July 9 from 1:00-4:00pm

FREE to the public

 

Join the Glenview Gardeners and Glenview Native Habitat (GNH), a project of Greener Glenview, for the 2023 Garden Week.  There will be a total of six gardens on the walk: three from Glenview Gardeners and three from GNH.  All of the GNH gardens are registered with the National Wildlife Federation as native habitats.​

CARLIN & JACK'S GARDEN (GNH)

Address: 1200 Raleigh Rd

Time: Open 1-4 pm

Description: We have an old-fashioned garden, mainly perennial flowers and shrubs where, hopefully, something is always blooming. We try to incorporate a variety of textures and colors as well as plants friendly to wildlife with a growing emphasis on native plants.  Our garden is a Certified Wildlife Habitat with the National Wildlife Federation.​

ERIN'S GARDEN (GNH)

Address: 2171 Patriot Blvd – Park on Mint and enter in the back by the garage.

Time: Open 1-4 pm

Description: Nestled in a townhouse community, this tiny garden planted 3 years ago proves you don't need a green thumb or a large outdoor footprint to make an impact. This mini native oasis boasts a diverse array of nearly 40 native plant species. Come learn how to attract pollinators with some of the hardiest plants native to Glenview!

HOLLY'S GARDEN (Glenview Gardeners)

Address: Park in the Lutheran Church Parking Lot at 2328 Central Rd & walk to garden
On Sale:  Raffles – cash only.

Time: Open 2-4 pm only
Description: You’ll find many ideas for gardening on a dime in this freestyle, NWF-certified wildlife habitat garden. Aside from power tools, most everything here is upcycled, handmade, and grown from seed. The plants consist primarily of a growing number of pollinator-friendly native perennials and drifts of favorite annuals (also with pollinators in mind). Trees include a collection of small ornamentals, mature weeping cherry, mature maples, and pines. There is an herb garden and raised beds for vegetables and fruit and many pathways that lead the visitor through the many garden beds, including a new rock garden in the front. Park in the Lutheran Church Parking Lot at 2328 Central Rd. from 2-4 pm only.

JANELLE & OMAR'S GARDEN (GNH)

Address: 34 Parkview Rd.

Time: Open 1-4 pm
Description: This garden is a must see! The owners started planting native species plants and bushes in their yard in 2013.  The turf grass is shrinking and the gardens are expanding!  They also planted fruit trees in the yard in 2010.  The vegetable garden is at the back of our lot. When those zucchinis are abundant we share them and other veggies with the neighbors. We have a unique driveway with grass growing in the small spaces of two rows of pavers.

 

You'll see two rain gardens: one in the front and one in the back, which are supplied with water from the downspouts when it rains!  Right now they are rather dry. The owners are excited to share what they have experienced with native species while creating their own "Home-Grown National Park."   If you want to know how to create a native habitat oasis, this is the place to visit! 

RICHARD & LANA'S GARDEN (Glenview Gardeners)

Address: 6509 Palma Ln., Morton Grove, IL – a little far but well worth the trip for this special garden!

Time: Open 1-4 pm
Description: From the tiny seeds that we plant to the giant oldies we overwinter in the garage, our garden is a labor of love that includes annuals, perennials, fruit trees, and vegetables.  There are about 40 rose bushes and even a tiny pond.  We use lots of trial and error that leads to beautiful rewards.  After all when it is planted, we are not hoarding, we are botanical engineers!  Note: This garden is located in Morton Grove but is well worth the trip!  Richard and Lana are members of several garden clubs and horticultural societies and their garden is very special.​

JOHN & LYNNE'S GARDEN (Glenview Gardeners)

Address: 1237 Longmeadow Dr.

Time: Open 1-4 pm
Description: As you approach the house, you may notice we had to a few changes as we lost our beautiful Japanese Maple tree (25 years), so this area we consider under renovation.  Our garden is planted with plants and trees to attract local wildlife.  Our backyard has a lineup of rain barrels that keep our garden watered and our water bill down. The center of our backyard paradise is a tricolored beech tree.  We have 4 active beehives from which we will have some spring honey for sale (limited supply). We also have 20 solar panels on the house which supply energy to the house and to our Tesla. 

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