Garden Walk

Save the Date

Join us Sunday, June 25, 2017, noon to 5 pm, for Evanston’s 28th annual Garden Walk—a showcase of eight private gardens, plus a secluded, fully landscaped residential pond hidden within a condominium community.

A Sneak Preview

A sneak peek at just a few of the eight private gardens includes:

  • Two formal European-style gardens laden with topiaries, clipped hedges, magnificent containers, and hide-away garden rooms.
  • A creative re-imagining of what a new owner did to remodel a former garden designer’s close-to-the-lake garden.
  • A passionate gardener’s “built by hand” garden that incorporates heritage, family mementoes, ornamental plants, boxed veggie beds, with a welcoming neighborhood appeal.
  • A front, completely naturalistic garden designed exclusively for birds, butterflies, and pollinating insects.

Proceeds Go to the EEA

Proceeds from the Garden Walk benefit the educational programs of the Evanston Environmental Association.

Join Us

Please join us, rain or shine, on June 25, 2017, for a walk through some of the most creative, beautiful, and personal gardens Evanston has to offer. Most gardens are accessible, although steep inclines and steps do occur in some. Maps are provided.


Important Ticket Info

  • TICKET DISCOUNTS. Get a $5 discount on each regular Garden Walk ticket purchased by joining the EEA prior to purchase.
  • BRING "PAYMENT RECEIPT" FOR ADMISSION TO EVENT. A printout of the email you receive shortly after you purchase your online tickets [Subject: "EEA (Evanston Environmental Association) Payment receipt"] will serve as your ticket(s) to the Garden Walk on the day of the event. 
  • REFUNDS. No ticket refunds will be provided after June 23, 2017.  

Ticket Prices

 EEA Member (Prior to day of event) $20                             
 Nonmember (Prior to day of event) $25
 All tickets (Day of event) $30
 Group - 6 or more (Prior to day of event) $20 each

Purchase Tickets

ONLINE. Garden Walk tickets can be purchased online by clicking the button below.
(See the "Map of Gardens" section below to access the map needed for the day of the event.)


IN-PERSON. Tickets will be available for purchase in-person at these selected garden centers and at the Evanston Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvdby May 27.  IMPORTANT: Tickets will not be sold at the Ecology Center on weekends, EXCEPT they will be sold there from 11am to 3pm on both Saturday and Sunday the weekend of the event.

Map of Gardens

A map of this year's participating gardens will be emailed to online Garden Walk ticket purchasers who purchase their tickets through midnight of Friday, June 23.

On both Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25 (the day of the event), online ticket purchasers will receive an email shortly after purchasing their tickets. The subject of the email will be "Event Registration confirmed for 2017 Evanston Garden Walk ...". Open this email and click on the link inside to display and print the map of the gardens.   

Contact Us

Email: Click on the "Send Us An Email" button below.

Regular mail: 

  • EEA - Evanston Garden Walk
  • 2024 McCormick Blvd.
  • Evanston, IL 60201

Phone: (847) 448-8256. Mon-Fri, 8:30am - 5pm, year-round.

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