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Plant Propagation from Seeds and Cuttings


Saturday, April 5, 2014: 10-12

Held in Wicker Park Home – Address Given to Registered Students

Registration Required - $15 – Sessions limited at 40 students.  RSVP to or 773-278-9075. Pay at Door.


 Learn to grow and maintain annuals, perennials, and shrubs from seeds and cuttings.  The class has two sections: botanic view and hands on experience and demonstration. Students will learn the techniques of preparing various types of seeds for germination, how to plant the seeds, how to thin and then transplant the seedlings, and finally how to harden off the seedlings so they make a successful transfer into the outside environment. The workshop is taught by an experienced team of gardeners led by Richard Tilley who grows thousands of plants from seed each year.


Garden Tending & Horticultural Training

Saturday, April 12, 2014 – December 6, 2014 10:00am to 1:00pm

Meet At Fountain Court in Wicker Park

1425 N. Damen, Chicago, IL 60622

Registration Required: (773) 278-9075 No Charge

 Each week volunteers learn how to plant and tend all the plants in the park's 10,000 sq. feet of gardens. In addition, they learn the basic design concepts that we have employed in creating our award winning gardens. Many volunteers have worked with us to create exciting gardens at their homes from the concepts and tutoring we provided them while they tended the park's gardens. The gardens are a registered Chicago Park District Community Gardens in the Parks.

 BRING – Pruners, Trowels, Gloves, Knee Pads, and wear clothes that you can get dirty. If you don’t own gardening tools – let us know – and we will provide them for you to use.



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Tool Sharpening Workshop

Saturday, April 26, 2014: 10 am -12 noon

Held in Wicker Park Home - Address Given to Registered Students.  

Registration Required - $15 – Sessions limited at 20 students.  RSVP to   Pay at Door.


Bring Your Garden Tools and Go Home with Sharpened Ones - pruners, loppers, trowels, shovels, hoes, axes, and shears.  You will learn the technique of how to use various tools to sharpen your garden and workshop tools.  No lawnmower blades or kitchen knives. 


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PLANT SALE AND WORKSHOPS - Wicker Park Garden Fundraiser 2013

Saturday and Sunday May 10 & 11, 2014 - 10am-4pm Daily


Wicker Park 1425 N. Damen

Westside of Field House or Inside Gym if Raining

More Information: or (773) 278-9075

Sale Sponsored by Wicker Park Garden Club & Wicker Park Advisory Council in Collaboration with the Chicago Park District and Community Gardens in the Parks Program

The Wicker Park Garden Club will once again present the Annual Plant Sale that will include your favorite annuals, perennials, herbs, and vegetables.  In addition, Club members will feature a plant selection of their personal favorites - The Absolute Best for Chicago.

  • TILLEY’S SPECIAL PLANTS: Richard Tilley will once again offer a selection of fragrant brugmansia that he grew from cuttings and other plants he grew from seed. Come early - Richard's plants are usually gone in the first hour.   

  • FILL YOUR CONTAINERS: Bring Your container or container size and our expert gardeners will help you design it with plants that will perform well All Season. 

The event is a fundraiser for the 10,000 square feet of Award Winning ornamental gardens in the Park.   The Gardens are registered with the Chicago Park District’s Community Gardens in the Park’s program.

Want to VOLUNTEER? – CONTACT US – 10% Discount for Volunteers at Sale –

For More Information or to register for a workshop: or 773-278-9075






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