Gardens & Tours
Chicago is home to amazing public and private gardens and this year's tour line-up will feature a fantastic group of gardens, covering a wide array of techniques and trends, including public gardens as well as private gardens. Below is a schedule and preview of all the gardens and venues #GWA2018 attendees will visit.
Tuesday, August 14 | 7:00AM - 12:00PM
Wednesday, August 15 | 12:30PM - 4:30PM
Thursday, August 16 | 12:30PM - 4:30PM
Attendees have the option of participating in the North Side Route or the South Side Route.
Garden of the Phoenix
Please note: This visit will require walking a distance of approximately two blocks across a pedestrian bridge.
Burnham Wildlife Corridor
- Hyde Park Private Gardens
Midway Plaisance and Jackson Park
Friday, August 17 | Post-Conference Tours
Attendees have the option of participating in one of the following three Post-Con Tour options.
- Beard Private Garden
- O'Brien Private Garden
- The Morton Arboretum
- McVay Private Garden
Gardens at Ball
- Chalet Nursery
- Fulmer Private Garden
- Kurtis Conservation Foundation and Mettawa Manor
- Camp Rosemary Posy Krehbiel Garden
Chicago Botanic Garden
- Edible Treasures Garden at The Field Museum
- Peterson Garden Project Pop-Up Victory Garden
- Global Refugee Training Farm
- Uncommon Ground