SUNDAY: Northcenter Garden Walk

By Mike Fourcher | Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A Lincoln Square garden, because we didn't have a Northcenter photo. We'll fix that next year. Credit: Patty Wetli

The St. Ben’s Garden Walk has been reinvigorated and renamed this year to the Northcenter Neighborhood Garden Walk. Now conducted by members of the recently formed Northcenter Neighborhood Association, this year’s self-guided walk, set for Saturday Sunday, Jun 26 from noon to 6:00 p.m., promises 40 gardens and 300 participants.

Some expected highlights, according to the organizers:

  • An organic community plot with tomatoes on trellises, and beans and peas on a bamboo teepee.
  • A Japanese conifer garden that transports you to another world.
  • An “outdoor room” with viburnum walls and a canopy of trees.
  • Gardens that offer true calm, with peaceful stimulation of senses with swishing ferns, scented flowers and wind chimes.
  • A butterfly garden on the east side of Alexander Graham Bell School that delights both children and adults.
  • A shady perennial garden that connects the homes of two sisters, complete with a honeybee hive and a 16′ joggling bench.
  • Lemonade stands, art studios and musical acts along the way.

The tour begins and maps can be picked up at Alexander Graham Bell School, 3730 N. Oakley Ave. A suggested donation of $5 will benefit The Common Pantry. You can find more details about the walk here.



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