The Wicker Park Garden Club, organized in 1984 as
a not for profit organization, brings long term
residents, businesses, and veteran gardeners together
with new members of our community to develop a
forum in which individuals can exchange ideas on
gardening, socialize, and assist in the beautification
of the neighborhood. In 1987, ground was broken
along the Damen Avenue fence in Wicker Park to
create the public garden. Club member Bill Westfall
was instrumental in working with the Chicago Park
District to develop the garden which was
subsequently named in his honor.
In April of 2002, the club and the Westfall Garden
were revitalized through the efforts of Doug Wood,
University of Illinois Master Gardener and a Wicker
Park resident. The Westfall Garden now serves as
an instrument of the park's beautification program and
as a place where community members gain hands
on gardening experience. We work collaboratively
with the Chicago Park District, the Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce, the Wicker Park
Committee, the Wicker Park Advisory Council,
Bucktown Promotions, The Chicago Botanic
Garden's Community Gardening Program, the
Friends of the Parks, the Garfield Park
Conservatiory, the Morton Arboretum, and the
University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners.
This summer we will meet monthly in gardens on the 2nd Monday of the month.
ALL RESIDENTS of Chicago are Welcome. Come to Learn and Garden with Us!