Chicago Gardeners: Mark Your Calendars!
Wild Ones is an organization that advocates for inclusion of native plants in American landscapes. It is not to be confused with the 1953 movie, The Wild One, starring Marlon Brando. Though few people know that Brando was an avid native plant gardener. UPDATE: Just kidding about that, I need to be more obvious when I make stuff up.
Anyway, the North Park Village Chapter of The Wild Ones is organizing their third “triennial” Garden Bus Tour, which will take place on August 1st. Participants will travel together by coach, visiting five private and four public gardens on the North Side of Chicago and near north suburbs.
One of the private gardens on the tour is my own. Actually, I’ve been included in all three of these tours, and it’s been a lot of fun.
The coach will leave from the North Park Village Nature Center (5801 N. Pulaski) at 9 am, where there will also be a picnic lunch (bring your own). The coach will return again to the Nature Center at 4:30 pm.
Tickets are a mere pittance at $10. To order, send a check to Rick McCallister, 6947 N. Oriole, Chicago, IL 60631, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope to see you on August 1st!
For more information, go to the NPV Chapter website.