Thursday, June 28, 2012

Garden Society Walk Showcases Eight Lush, Beautiful Gardens in Midway Area

The Southwest Chicago Post was pleased and privileged to tag along on the Midway Garden Society's annual Urban Garden Walk, held on Sunday, June 24.

The Walk was a showcase of eight of the best gardens on Chicago's Southwest Side. All eight are located in Garfield Ridge or Clearing.

The gardens are lush and beautiful, unique and even quirky---and the gardeners are interesting, well spoken and passionate about what they do.

We found their enthusiasm infectious---resulting in a video that, at 40 minutes, is at least twice as long as we had anticipated.

Video highlights are posted on the Southwest Chicago Post's channel on YouTube:

Interested in becoming a member or at least learning more about the group? Details are in the video.

Or simply attend a Midway Garden Society meeting, held on the final Wednesday of the month at the Clearing Branch Library, 6423 West 63rd Place. Meetings typically feature an interesting guest speaker, and group members participate in plant exchanges and other activities. The Society also publishes a monthly newsletter.

Next meeting is set for 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 25. Visitors are always welcome, and the Society actively seeks new members.

Congratulations and thanks to the Midway Garden Society for making the Southwest Side a more beautiful and interesting place.

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  1. Can I join if I live in Bridgeview, near 87th & Harlem? I'm a avid butterfy gardener & I garden in a small space. This year I'll be applying for national & international certification as a Monarch way station. I may be out of the neighborhood area so that may disqualify me. There aren't any garden clubs in my area.Is there someone I can send my email to to get more info?

    1. Thanks for asking. We just reached out to society leadership and will get back to you with an answer. You may also contact us one-on-one at

    2. We received a reply from the Garden Society: "Anyone that is interested can be a member. Our next meeting is Wednesday, February 27th. We now have a website. Please forward the web address him or her. This will have all the information on there, There is also an e-mail address for anyone to write in.

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