2024 Friendship May 1
2024 TG 5
2024 TG Cleanup 1
2020 TG Cleanup
2020 TG Cleanup 2
2020 November Orchids
2024 Friendship May 2
2023 Friendship Garden
2024 TG 1
2024 TG Cleanup 3
2024 TG Cleanup 2

Spring Cleanup 2024 Volunteers :

L - Ho;lly Gallegos; Center - Marilyn Shipley; R - Natalie Peterson and Carol Veome

Friendship Garden 2023

The Friendship Garden plaque created by NGS member and artist, Nancy Wieting.


Orchids in bloom, November 2020

Barn Quilt

Judy ishii and Lucy Radycki

The Cleanup Crew

The Spring Cleanup Crew 2020  L to R: Judy Ishii, Ginny Davis, Marilyn Shipley, Natalie Peterson


The Courtyard Garden at Bethany Retirement Home

NGS member, Dorothy Bird, continues to help maintain these gardens.  In March of 2021, she did the spring cleaning and mulching and added a plant stand with pots of herbspland anted some tomatoes. With help from NGS member, Susan Darnall, and one of the residents, they planted flowers in the containers. Two of the residents took care of the watering this year. Dorothy checked in to do some weeding during the summer and cleaned again in October and changed the containers to Fall plants, gourds and pumpkins. 

Green Room 2019

Potting tables

Titia Crespo and Pete Leki -  Waters School , 2016

Waters School  Garden

Spring 2024

Mosaic Marker created by Ginny Davis 2015

First Year Planting 2010

Planting the Garden 2011

The Plaque made by Frank Glapa

The Dedication Picnic 2012

Waters School Gardens

The "Rose of Sharon Garden" was  the dream of NGS member Sharon Walsh whose untimely death in 2011 prohibited her from enjoying her dream. It was originally named in her honor. In 2022, it was rededicated and renamed to "The Friendship Garden".

The garden is located on the south side of the sidewalk leading to the Warren Park Field House, 6601 N. Western Ave. It is planted with pink roses, Russian Sage, hostas, allium and daffodils.

The garden is maintained by NGS member, Judy Ishii, and a group of volunteers.

We have been maintaining the Triangle Garden on the east side of Indian Boundary Park, 2501 W. Lunt Ave., for many years. It was redesigned as a mostly shade garden in 2010 as the tree canopy spread.

The plantings are a mixture of shrubs and perennials with a patch of shade annuals to provide a bit of color. A nice selection of shade perennials including ferns, hostas, anemones, hydrangeas, coral bells, turtleheads, astilbe and ligularia can be found. In the spring, species tulips, daffodils, crocuses and other spring bulbs burst forth.

The Triangle Garden is managed by NGS member, Ginny Davis, and a team of volunteers.

In 2019. the Green Room was given a complete makeover including new plant shelving and storage cabinet provided by the Chicago Park District with thanks to DianaLynn Schilz, the Warren Park manager. All plants were repotted, the floors and windows were cleaned and the tables and shelves were painted . A decorative painted barn quilt was donated by Judy Ishii. Many thanks go to the volunteers, Eva Mannaberg, Judy Ishii, Lucy Radycki, Ginny Davis,  and Nancy Wieting.

NGS volunteers water  the plants weekly.



Green Room

One of our missions is to provide services to our community. We do this by maintaining gardens in local parks, maintaining the Green Room at Warren Park, providing summer camp scholarships to children in need and providing financial support to local school gardening programs.

Friendship Garden , Spring, 2024

Spring 2024

The Friendship Garden at Warren Park

The Triangle Garden at Indian Boundary Park

The Green Room at Warren Park

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