Bowmanville Garden Walk July 11, 2009

Weekend Activity Chicago Neighborhoods and Gardening

The 11th Annual Bowmanville Garden Walk is on Saturday July 11, 2008, 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM.  The Bowmanville Community Organization (BCO) Garden Walk features over 20 residential gardens and 3 community gardens including the Bowmanville Community Garden 1st place winner in 2006 in Mayor Daley’s Community Landscape Award program (Region 2). 

Bowmanville residents welcome the public by opening their yards to display their gardens creating a friendly venue of hospitality and shared learning about gardening.  The gardens are also reviewed on various criteria including design, creative use of plants, and neighborhood enhancement.  The University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener Program will be hosting their “Ask a Master Gardener” information table.  The event also hosts an amateur photo contest where the people’s choice winner will receive a prize and be recognized in next year’s Garden Walk promotional materials.  The winning photo used this year is “Garden Bench’ by Tom Kennedy in the poster below..09-bco-garden-walk-poster-v71

BCO welcome tables with program maps will be located at the community green space at the intersection of Bowmanville and Bell Avenues and at the Gateway Garden at 1801 W. Balmoral Avenue.  BCO accepts contributions, and all funds received during the Garden Walk are used to improve the community gardens and beautify the neighborhood. A $3.00 donation is suggested to cover the cost for the printed color program booklet. Bowmanville is a Chicago neighborhood located just west of Andersonville and north of Lincoln Square, with boundaries of Ravenswood Ave to Western Ave (going east to west), and Foster Ave to Rosehill Cemetery (going south to north).


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