The 2017 Garden Walk was a great success as we had wonderful weather and more attendees (500+) than 2016. The garden owners outdid themselves and visitors came away with many new ideas for their own gardens. 

We want to thank the generous supporters of our event: American Gardens; Care of Trees, A Davey Co; City Escape; Gerger and Greco, Hutter Architects; McAdam Landscaping; Park District of Oak Park; and Yard Crew Landscaping. 

The hardworking garden owners and the many volunteers made this event happen. We thank Magic Tree Bookstore, Oak Park Visitors Center, and Westgate Flower and Plant Shop for selling tickets. 

We also thank Wednesday Journal for the great article prior to the walk and Elaine Allen for her stunning photos in the article. 

We do want to remind readers that the event is a joint venture by the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory and the Oak Park-River Forest Garden Club. Both groups will use the funds raised by this event to support their group’s mission in the community. 

Please contact us with possible gardens for 2018 at suegboyer@gmail.com.

Sue Boyer and Gina Sennello  

Co-chairs of Garden Walk 2017

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