The 25th annual Garden Walk sponsored by the Evanston Environmental Association showcased eight private gardens, one school garden and a landmark tree. The gardens included a lakeside estate enhanced by wonderful color combinations of foliage and bloom, a sparkling two-level water feature and exotic plantings; a “south-of-the-border” setting harmoniously combining flowers and vegetables; a delightful and inspiring treatment of a small space; a charming and lush space lovingly designed and tended by a certified master gardener; a garden filled with intriguing hardscape softened by beautiful plantings; a unique and charming glass house set amidst luscious flora and owner-created sculpture; and luxuriant vegetable and flower gardens tended by students, teachers and parents at one of Evanston’s elementary schools.

Since the first garden walk 24 years ago, more than 200 unique private gardens have been opened to the public for one Sunday in the summer. Photo by Mary Mumbrue