Garden Walk July 7, 2018
9am - 4pm, rain or shine
Purchasing Tickets at the Gallery
Tickets are available for purchase in the gallery during regular hours; Thurs 12-4, Fri 12-4, and Sat 11-4. Cash, check, or credit.
Purchasing Tickets Online
Use the button to the right to purchase your tickets now through Eventbrite. All information will be provided, you will not have to visit the gallery or watch the mail for our ticket number and garden addresses.
Tickets are $20 now
$25 the day of the event!
New online ticket sales system! You will not receive the tickets you are used to. The addresses and descriptions will arrive in an email after your purchase. You can print the information or save it in your phone. Come to the gallery if you are interested in the traditional ticket.
Why Attend Union Street's Garden Walk?
Our garden walk shares one thing with other garden walks - beautiful gardens in the south suburbs. So why attend our garden walk? We have different artists working in each garden. Not only will you get to see these artists working on their pieces inspired by each garden, you can come visit the gallery a few months later to see the completed works.
What is the Garden Walk?
Union Street Gallery's garden walk usually happens in the beginning of July. The walk features a wide variety of gardens in the south suburbs. We have been fortunate enough to have gardens from Chicago Heights, South Chicago Heights, Park Forest, Homewood, Flossmoor, Frankfort, Crete, Monee, and Dyer, In. The gardens are curated by artist, Marikay Peter Witlock.
Stay Tuned for This Year's Gardens
Enjoy Seven Artful Gardens in Flossmoor, Homewood, Chicago Heights, Steger and Crete. Stroll the grounds, chat with the gardeners, and visit with working artists in every garden.
Trimmed to Perfection, Steger
This small but delightful garden gem is impeccably detailed at every turn. Filled with easy-care perennials, shrub rose borders, and annual accents for summer, flowering shrubs and trees for spring and fall, and evergreens for screening and winter interest, plus play space for kids, grandkids, and Mom and Dad, this is a great example of small space gardening!
A Peaceful Garden, Crete
Birdsong fills the air in this lovely and peaceful garden. Flowerpots accent every space, from marking pathways to adding color on solid brick walls. Carefully selected perennials and seasonal annuals create a garden of ever-changing color and texture, offering new perspectives from every view. Yet the one constant is the water garden with its water lilies and family of koi.
The Gardens of Gloucester, Crete
A tree collection including Tree Hydrangea and native Oaks, White Pine, Catalpa, Redbud, Tulip Tree, and a stunning hedge of Cornus mas, bring special interest to this garden of flowering shrubs, perennials, hosta, and a delightful butterfly haven. Beyond the gardens is an unexpected woodland path, from heavy woods to open meadow and mini oak savannah. A shady glade of violets and woodruff opens right back into the front yard garden. What a delight!
Down a Country Lane
Wildwood borders offer unrivaled winter views while cultivated gardens reign each summer. Indoor and outdoor living spaces blend. Cobblestone path, flagstone patio, and magnolia canopy frame an intimate shade garden featuring fountains, antique garden bench and hot tub. Beyond is a sun-drenched lawn and central focal garden bordered by perennials, flowering shrubs and trees, and old growth pines, ginko and locust. Garden accents add a smile and homegrown veggies add to the evening meal.
The Artful Garden
Symmetry in stonework, artistry in selection and placement of plant materials, make this exuberant garden a “must see”. Hemlock, English Oak, Katsura tree, Serviceberry, Oak Leaf Hydrangea, groundcovers and carefully selected perennials and grasses create the backbone while pockets of annual color add unexpected style. Rear decking overlooks a terraced backyard of pathways, quiet patio space, and carefully sited sculpture.
Interested in sponsoring this event?
To be a sponsor for this important fundraising event contact the Gallery at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsors are promoted in event related materials.
Union Street Gallery would like to thank all who made this event possible, the homeowners who graciously welcomed garden lovers into their gardens, the Union Street Gallery Board of Directors, and....
Union Street Gallery Board of Directors
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