Plant Swaps

Spring Plant Swap – Saturday, May 20th, 2023 10:00am-12:00pm

Edgewater Glen’s Spring Plant Swap will be held Saturday, May 20th, from 10 am until noon in the backyard at 1420 W. Glenlake, weather permitting. The rain delay alternative date is Sunday, May 21st, same time & place. Spring is a great time to thin and share hostas, ferns, and any other plants or gardening paraphernalia for which you would like to find a home. Even if you don’t have anything to share, come and meet your gardening neighbors. We usually have leftovers that need a home. For more info, contact Kim Kaulas at or (773)368-3949.

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 on 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 on 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, and gardening paraphernalia, and socialize.