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Glen Ellyn Garden Walk

Spring into summer at the Glen Ellyn Garden Walk


The 13th annual 2015 Glen Ellyn Garden Walk was held on Saturday, June 20, from 10 am to 4 pm. 

This year's Glen Ellyn Garden Walk featured six private gardens, plus a bonus community-based garden. Each garden showcased a variety of delightful features, including a palatial backyard sanctuary renovated into a peaceful, shady oasis, a transformational garden highlighting several tree varieties with silver maples and katsuras, a backyard retreat comprised of color and texture centering around a Japanese Red Maple, an eclectic serenity garden that marries mature trees, mixed borders and landscape art, and a peaceful tranquility garden that seamlessly integrates both ornamental plants as well as species native to our area.

While touring the Glen Ellyn Garden walk, attendees also visited our BONUS garden; Growing Glen Ellyn: Gardens of the Giving. Hadley Junior High's 7th grade literacy students  teamed up with Glen Ellyn's Park District and the Glen Ellyn Environmental Commission to create a sustainable, pantry-based, community garden that will produce fresh goods for the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry. The garden provides fresh food for those in need and also helps teach young volunteers about gardening and helping people within the community. The collaborative effort is driven by volunteers who weed, water, harvest and deliver produce to the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry; a welcomed addition to their donation pantry.

All proceeds benefited the homeless families served by Bridge Communities Transitional Housing Program.

Thank you, and we'll see you next year!


For more information, visit Glen Ellyn Junior Woman's Club website 


Sponsors

  • American Gardens
  • CNC Medical Equipment
  • Grant & Power
  • Home TRG
  • Jennifer Thompson Design
  • Laubinger & Associates
  • Lukins-Mccollum
  • Pattie Murray
  • Prosek's Nursery
  • Quaid & Rooney
  • The Growing Place
  • The Lekatsos Team

Bridge Communities is a program that transforms lives of homeless families.  Surveys completed in 2015 show that, one year after graduating from the Bridge program:

  • 100% of graduates maintained stable housing
  • 94% of graduates maintained stable employment