Northtown Garden Society

Chicago, Illinois

Lurie Gardens, Chicago

JULY (2 events)


Thursday, July 20, 7:00pm

West Ridge Nature Preserve Presentation & Slide Show

Warren Park Fieldhouse, 6601 N. Western, Chicago, IL

There will be a $5.00 fee for non-NGS members. Refreshments will be served.


Saturday, July 22, 11:00

NGS West Ridge Nature Preserve Picnic

Western & Ardmore


The West Ridge Nature Preserve is located along the north western edge of Rosehill Cemetery (entrance is off Western Avenue just south of Peterson Avenue) and was developed into an amazing nature preserve filled with new native plants, boardwalks and fishing area. Check it out... 20.585 acres of restored woodland, 4.5 acre pond, multipurpose trail around the park with elevated overlook, educational and interpretive signage for easy identification of plantings. There are fishing stations and wildlife viewing opportunities, native trees and plants, educational and interpretive signage, a perimeter fence around the property and so much more!


Bring a sack lunch. NGS will provide water and dessert. Carpool will meet Warren Park at 10:30 am.
Open to NGS members and guests only.






Saturday, August 19, 12:30pm

NGS Field Trip to Roland Kulla's Home,

and Farmer's Market at the Plant




Thursday, September 7, 6:00

NGS 35th Anniversary Birthday Party

Warren Park, 6601 N. Western Ave., Chicago, IL


Celebrating 35 years of Service to the Community!

Bethany Retirnent Home Update - 7/19/17

The Bethany Gardens will be included in the Winona-Foster-Carmen-Winnemac Block Club Garden Walk on Saturday, 7/22/2017 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Registration is at 1450 Winona or 1246 Winnemac. The walk is free.

Community Outreach


Day Camp


Our Community Outreach Program for 2017 has granted scholarships to 4 children to attend Warren Park Day camp. See Community Service section for photos and more information.


Bethany Retirement Home Garden


When a call was put out to help plant gardens at the Bethany Retirement Home,  4950 N. Ashland, 3 NGS members volunteered their services. Dorothy Bird and Frank and Nancy Jane Lauren helped  design, obtain plants and plant the gardens in the courtyard. Their help was greatly appreciated by Bethany managers and residents.







NGS News

NGS Volunteers Honored


The NGS members who gave of their time in 2016 were honored at a dinner in January. Without their help we would not be able to care for our gardens in the parks, offer educational programs or host fund-raisers. Their work is greatly appreciated.







Coming Events

is about enjoying the smell of things growing in the soil, getting dirty without feeling guilty and generally taking the time to soak up a little peace and serenity.

                                                        ~ Lindley Karstens

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