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Garden Tending & Horticultural Training

Saturdays March  – December 10:00am to 1:00pm

Meet At Fountain Court in Wicker Park

1425 N. Damen, Chicago, IL 60622

Registration Required: (773) 278-9075 No Charge

 Each week volunteers learn how to plant and tend all the plants in the park's 10,000 sq. feet of gardens. In addition, they learn the basic design concepts that we have employed in creating our award winning gardens. Many volunteers have worked with us to create exciting gardens at their homes from the concepts and tutoring we provided them while they tended the park's gardens. The gardens are a registered Chicago Park District Community Gardens in the Parks.

 BRING – Pruners, Trowels, Gloves, Knee Pads, and wear clothes that you can get dirty. If you don’t own gardening tools – let us know – and we will provide them for you to use.


PLANT SALE AND WORKSHOPS - Wicker Park Garden Fundraiser 2015


Mother's Day Weekend

Saturday & Sunday May 9 & 10, 2015 - 10am-4pm Daily


1425 N. Damen, Chicago, IL 60622

Westside of Field House or Inside Gym if Raining


Fundraiser for the 10,000 sq. ft of Ornamental Gardens in Wicker Park

More Information: or (773) 278-9075



Saturday, May 9 at 11am - $15

Growing Vegetables in Containers

Bill Shores, President Shores Garden Consulting, Inc.

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Can You Volunteer?  

Work 4 hrs and Obtain 10% Discount


Volunteer Times 8-5 Saturday and Sunday May 9 and May 10

You Pick time to Work.


WHAT IS AT THE SALE? The sale will include plants that perform well in Chicago. They will be personally hand-picked by the Wicker Park Garden Club. You will be able to purchase herbs, vegetables, flowering annuals, hanging baskets and perennials. A special feature will be Richard Tilley’s popular Brugmansia.


Volunteers will assist you with finding the plants that will work best in your gardens, containers, or roof tops -  and -  help you find  the perfect gift for your mother.


The Wicker Park Garden Club and Wicker Park Advisory Council design, fund, and maintain the 10,000 sq. ft. of gardens in the park.  The gardens are registered with the Chicago Park District’s Community Gardens in the Parks Program.



Saturday, May 9 at 11am - $15

Growing Vegetables in Containers

Bill Shores, President Shores Garden Consulting, Inc.

Chef Rick Bayless’ Gardener

Inside Field House During Plant Sale

Take Class – Find Plants at the Sale – Go Home and Plant


Expand your growing space using containers! Container gardens look great, can produce a wide variety of edible crops and allow growers to utilize spaces such as walkways, patios, and decks. 


Join professional grower Bill Shores to learn the essential container growing skills including:

  • Choosing the best crops

  • Seasonal and light considerations

  • The importance of container types and sizes

  • Potting soils to use

  • Container watering, fertility and maintenance

  • Growing from seeds and transplants

  • Designing effective plant combinations

For More Information or to register for a workshop: or 773-278-9075





Call for Volunteers!
We need volunteers to assist with garden tending and watering.

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The garden has something new to see every season.



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