Northtown Garden Society

Chicago, Illinois


Summer Has Arrived!


Sunday, July 22, 2018; 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Garden Walk

You are invited for a Walk of the Charming Gardens of West Ridge on Chicago’s north side on Sunday, July 22, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM. The gardens are located on Estes, Greenleaf and Lunt Aves between Ridge Blvd and Western Ave.

Registration is from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Armstrong School Parkway at the corner of Bell and Estes Avenues. There is a $5.00 per person fee for non-NGS members. Proceeds from this walk support the educational and community service activities of NGS.


Saturday, July 28, 2018;  10:00 AM

Field Trip to Openlands Lake Shore Preserve

We will see ravines, bluffs, woodlands and shoreline. We will be starting our visit at the Bartlett Ravine trail. It is .07 miles long; slopping gently to the lakefront. The trail is paved and ADA- accessible. The parking lot is east of the intersection of Westover Rd. and Lyster Rd. (you can enter the intersection on your GPS).

We will meet at Warren Park at 10:00 AM and car-pool from there.  The ride will take under an hour from there. Please RSVP to Eva at if you plan to go.

We will be having lunch in a restaurant in the town of Highwood. Stay tuned for lunch plans.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Lunch at Roland Kulla's Studio and Urban Garden

A Visit to "The Plant"

Stay tuned for more information.


Community Outreach


Day Camp


Our Community Outreach Program for 2018 granted scholarships to 4 children to attend Warren Park Day camp. See Community Service section for photos and more information.                

NGS News




NGS Volunteers Honored


The NGS members who gave of their time in 2017 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. Eva Mannaberg received a house plant to honor her service as NGS Board Chairman.


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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