Save the Date: The Edgewater Glen Spring Plant Swap Will Be Saturday, May 26th

The 2018 Spring Plant Swap will be held Sat. May 26 from 10:00am – 12:00pm, weather permitting, in the backyard at 1420 W. Glenlake.

This is a great time to divide & transplant perennials like hostas, ferns, ornamental grasses, or any other plants you’d like to share. Gardening paraphernalia is welcome too.

Even if you don’t have anything to share, come & meet your gardening neighbors. We usually have leftovers that need a home.

For more info contact Kim Kaulas at or 773-368-3949.

History of the Edgewater Glen Plant Swap

Inspired by the annual EGA Garden Walk with its ‘world of plants and the magic that they can bring to even the smallest of urban yards’ Norwood neighbor Tom Brennan organized our neighborhood’s first plant exchange that was held Sept. 21, 1991 in the park at Greenview & Elmdale. It was so enthusiastically received, that it was quickly expanded into a twice-a-year event, spring & fall, and moved to Tom’s plant-filled yard.

When Tom had to leave our neighborhood in the late 90s, Sue Green and Kim Kaulas continued this popular event in Sue’s backyard. Weather permitting, the Spring Plant Swap is usually held the Saturday morning of Memorial Day weekend & the Fall Plant Swap is a Saturday in mid-September.

It’s a chance for beginning-to-experienced gardeners to meet & share horticultural treasures, gardening paraphernalia, and socialize.