Dearborn Garden Walk

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Event Overview: Residents of Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood open their garden gates to visitors during the annual Dearborn Garden Walk. This pleasant day out includes many beautiful gardens on Dearborn, State, Astor and LaSalle Streets and Sandburg Terrace, between Division Street and North Avenue.

Many of the walks offer small guides which describe all the gardens being shown. Most of the proud gardeners are on hand to discuss their green-fingered work. The Dearborn Garden Walk and is one of the oldest garden walks in the country and many of the gardens featured have won awards. The event also includes a guided sidewalk architectural walking tour.

What to Expect: The Walk and Garden Festival Chicago is more than just a garden walk, and is perfect for spending an afternoon with the family enjoying the many gardens on display.

  • Garden Vignettes: Some of Chicago's finest design teams are put to the challenge of creating vignettes in some of the gardens at the Dearborn Garden Walk.
  • Architectural Tour: Your admission includes an architectural walking tour of historic Dearborn Street.
  • Live Music: At the Chicago Garden Festival select gardens are chosen to host live musical performances in jazz and classical styles.

Inside Knowledge: Sunday, July 15th, 2012 marks the 54th Dearborn Garden Walk. Advance tickets are only available until Saturday, July 14th at noon so make sure to get your tickets to this time-proven event ahead of the crowd!

Event Hints: 

  • The Chicago Garden Festival is family friendly with activities specifically for kids, so bring your children. Children under 16 get free admission!
  • Purchase your tickets to the Dearborn Garden Walk in advance and save $5 pr ticket while being entered in a drawing to win hotel packages.

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Dearborn Garden Walk



Latin Middle School
45 West North Boulevard
Chicago, US
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Event Dates

Jul 20,2014

Event Cost

$30 - $35

The Oldest Garden Walk in the Country

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Event Quick Facts

  • The Chicago Garden Festival is one of the oldest garden walks in the country featuring the most beautiful gardens.
  • Purchasers of advanced sale tickets for the Walk and Garden Festival Chicago are automatically entered in a drawing for hotel packages.
  • Selected gardens at the Summer Garden Festival Chicago host live jazz and classical performances.



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