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A view from the Browning/Wood garden.  Denise Browning and Doug Wood generously donated and worked tirelessly to move many of the plants from their city lot garden into the Wicker Park Gardens in 2005.

Helpful Links

Soil Testing: 
STAT Analysis or

2009 Chicago Garden and Flower Show

Chicago Park District

Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce

Friends of the Park

Chicago Botanic Garden

Garfield Park Conservatory

U of I Extension Master Gardener Home Page


GreenNet, Chicago's Greening Network

Chicagoland Gardening Magazine

Garden Web

BBC Lifestyle Gardening site


Elaine Cooren's book on the History of Wicker Park

Some Excellent Seed Companies

Burpee Seed
Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
Chiltern Seed
Eden Organic Nursery
Fragrant Gardens
JL Hudson Seedsman
Johnny's Select Seeds
Harris Seeds
Heirloom Seeds
Heirloom Tomato varieties
Heirloom Tomato seeds
Jung Seeds
Lonnies Bulk Seeds
Outside Pride Ornamental Grasses
Patrick Studio Inc.,
Pine Tree Seeds
Renee's Garden Seeds
RH Shumway
Seeds of Change
Select Seeds
Seymour Seed
Specialty Perennials
Stokes Seeds
Territorial Seeds
Thompson Morgan
Totally Tomato
Underwood Gardens
Victory Heirloom
Wild Flower Farm


Green Roof Gardening Links discussed in the Dec 2007 Lecture:

Green Roof Grants and click on Award Programs

Chicago Center for Green Technology

Green Roof Web sites

Weston Industries--Green Grid

Midwest Groundcover

Suzanne Keers--Potomac Garden Website


Education Opportunities

Master Gardening Training

 Harold Washington College Horticultural Program

Open Lands

Open Lands Urban Greening

Chicago Botanic Garden


Making Gardens - Finding Space

Community Gardens in the Parks

Neighbor Space


Funding In Parks

Friends of the Parks

Parkways Foundation

Other locations and Schools

Green Corps

City of Chicago Community Garden Assistance

 Green Net

Rain Garden Links

Rain Garden Network 

10,000 Rain Gardens

City of Chicago Rain Garden Information

 Marcus de la Fleur’s site 

Pronouncing Latin Names

Spray on Solar Panels

RECYCLING GARDEN PLASTICS – Beth Bott’s Tribune Articles


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

Please contact us at for more information.


Come visit our garden
The garden has something new to see every season.


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