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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