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Garden Dialogues: Chicago

Date: 
Saturday June 9, 2012 | 02:00pm - Sunday June 10, 2012 | 03:30pm
Garden Dialogues

Get exclusive access to private gardens in the Chicago area and hear directly from the landscape architects and their patrons about the design process.

How do patrons and designers work together? What makes for a great, enduring collaboration? Garden Dialogues provides unique opportunities for small groups to visit some of today’s most beautiful gardens created by some of the most accomplished designers currently in practice. 

 Mariani

Saturday, June 9th, 2 to 3:30pm | Lake Forest

Old Mill Farm, home of Frank Mariani
Frank Mariani, CEO, and Jim Osbourne, head horticulturalist, Mariani Landscape

Once a working dairy farm, this 10-acre property, originally designed by Jens Jensen, has been restored and enhanced with a wealth of fruits, flowers, native plants, and a magical woodland garden and prairie.

 House of the Four Winds

Sunday, June 10th, 2 to 3:30pm | Lake Forest

House of the Four Winds
Craig Bergmann, Craig Bergmann Landscape Design with Susan Benjamin, historian

This gracious estate, inspired by the gardens of the Alhambra, has been restored with flowing pools, exquisite formal plantings, garden rooms connected by lawn paths and a walled sunken garden.

 City Garden

Sunday, June 10th, 2 to 3:30pm | Chicago

City Garden in Lincoln Park
Douglas Hoerr, Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects

This elegant garden cleverly complements a modern Lincoln Park home. Birch trees, slabs of Eden Stone and iron gates and trellises match the home's powerful architecture.

Photo credits: City Garden in Lincoln Park, photo by Doug Snower

Location: 
Chicago Chicago, IL
United States