Edgewater Glen’s 47th Annual Garden Walk will be held on Sunday July 11, 2021 from 12:00 until 5:00pm

Edgewater Glen’s 47th Annual Garden Walk will be held on Sunday July 11, 2021 from noon til 5pm.

This year we’ll be featuring the gardens of West Edgewater Glen in the 1400 & 1500 blocks. The starting point is 1420 W. Glenlake (6100N) with a suggested donation of $5 per adult with children free. This is your chance to see the creative horticultural and landscape designs of our talented gardeners. All of the gardens are beautiful and many of them are also ‘Poison Free’, where no pesticides and herbicides are used. Appropriate COVID protocol required.

We’d like to encourage gardeners in the 1400 & 1500 blocks to enter their gardens for this event by clicking here: https://edgeglen.com/gw/

The deadline for entry is 7-5-21.

The Edgewater Glen Association is proud to have organized this event since 1973. For more details see https://edgeglen.com/gw/

The Edgewater Glen Spring Plant Swap Will be Held on Saturday, May 15, 2021 (10:00am-12:00pm)

As Covid vaccine availability becomes more widespread, EGA would like to resume our Spring Plant Swap event to be held Saturday May 15, 2021 from 10:00 am until noon in the backyard at 1420 W. Glenlake, weather permitting.

Spring is a wonderful time to dig up & divide many perennials like ferns & hostas or most any other plant you no longer have space for. Extra gardening paraphernalia can find a new home with your gardening neighbors. Even if you don’t have anything to share, please come & meet fellow gardeners and we always have extras that need a home. For more info contact Kim at 773-368-3949 or kaulas@rcn.com

Note: The rain delay alternate date will be Sunday May 16th, at the same time & place. We’ve moved the date up by a couple weeks and have added a rain delay date for the first time. Please continue to practice appropriate Covid protocol at this event.

Parkway Tree Applications are Available Through Thursday, February 25th

Parkway tree applications are available via Edgewater Environmental Coalition (EEC) & Openlands through THURSDAY FEB. 25, 2021.

To apply for a potential tree planting in your parkway this Spring, go to http://www.sustainedgewater.org/tree-request.html and request a tree. Stumps of any recently removed trees should have been already removed beforehand.

Disease and natural attrition have reduced our beautiful cooling mature tree canopy which reduces energy costs, absorbs pollutants, reduces noise, and helps with stormwater management. The aesthetic beauty of our mature tree canopy in Edgewater Glen is an invaluable asset that local realtors site as an extremely desirable amenity for our community as well.

The EGA is happy to report that we have already had 2 parkway trees planted last fall via this program and have approvals so far for 9 more trees to be planted in Edgewater Glen this spring.

We would like to see more parkway tree applications for this program to help keep our neighborhood beautiful!