The Garden Club of Evanston, a 107-year-old not-for-profit,110-member strong organization, will host its first-ever Garden Walk on Saturday, June 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The public is invited and tickets are $40 in advance or $50 on the day of the event. They can be purchased can be purchased here.
Proceeds from the Garden Walk help to fund continuing support of GCE’s public gardens in Evanston, including the Shakespeare Garden, Jens Jensen Wildflower Trail, the Butterfly Gardens as well as other community organizations and initiatives, including Evanston Grows Collective Edible Gardens.
“We’re so excited to be exploring a new concept this year,” said Kristy Brown, GCE Garden Walk event organizer. “People are thrilled to be out and about again, and what better way than to escape for a day in the beauty of a garden and the great outdoors?”
The six distinct garden experiences on this year’s self-guided walk are located throughout the city and one in southeast Wilmette. The Garden Walk is modeled after the success of GCE’s House Walk, an annual fundraising event from previous years, where each house featured a different decorative theme.
Garden Walk experiences include:
- Classic garden wedding in Shakespeare Garden
- Stroll through a live Plein Air painting class in Wildflower Garden
- Peruse the garden beds at an Urban Farm
- Tip-Toe through the tulips of an old-fashioned summer garden picnic
- Amble through a magical and historic sunken garden
- Enjoy live music in a lovely container garden
Garden Walk guests can also shop at GCE’s curated outdoor garden boutique featuring:
- Bees Knees Paper Goods
- Paperwhite Florals and Antiques
- Garden Trays & Candles by Patti Sload
- Beaulou Designs Jewelry
- Joanna Kramer Ceramics
For more information about the Garden Walk or to learn more about other Garden Club of Evanston news and events, please visit The Garden Club website at www.thegardenclubofevanston.org
Submitted by Garden Club of Evanston