The 2012 Oak Park-River Forest Garden Walk Committee would like to thank the many people who contributed to the success of this year's Garden Walk. The warm temperatures and an unexpected major storm could not keep the crowds away! We would like to thank the homeowners and the Oak Park Conservatory for graciously opening their garden spaces. All the gardens were inspiring. And we know the work involved preparing for a Garden Walk. We would also like to thank the following advertisers who help underwrite the Garden Guide (please support them):
The Care of Trees, City Escape, Gerger & Greco Inc., Green City Landscapes, Green Home Experts, Greenline Wheels, Marion Street Cheese Market, Park District of Oak Park, Sue Ryba Landscapes, Ted's Greenhouse, Urban Sprouts, Yard Crew.
The merchants of the Harrison Street Arts District overwhelmingly supported the 2012 Garden Walk. We thank the Arts District and the following vendors who generously donated gift certificates for the Raffle Gift Basket prize:
Eastgate Café, Expressions Graphics, Majamas Boutique, Sallie Wolf/Calypso Moon Studio, Gallery Pink/Janice Elkins, Trattoria 225, Val's halla Records, Pamela Penney Textile Arts, Buzz Cafe, Tailblazers, Bead in Hand, Art Gecko.
The Arts District also donated a $200 Summer Arts Camp certificate as a raffle prize. Keep these generous Arts District businesses in mind and support them.
Finally, a huge thank you to the many volunteers who served as garden docents and manned information booths during the Garden Walk. Your time and knowledge were invaluable.
OP-RF Garden Walk Committee