Plant Swaps

Inspired by our 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 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.

Spring Plant Swap: 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.