Sunday, July 6, 2014

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 29.

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, except for one located in the Gage Park neighborhood.

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 was fun to shoot.

Video highlights appear below.

Interested in becoming a member or at least learning more about the group? 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 30. 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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