June 2012

Betty Swan Community Arboretum

View NeighborSpace in a larger map The Betty Swan Community Arboretum is a living laboratory in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood where residents, students, and treekeepers learn about and practice caring for city trees. This arboretum was previously called the Arthington Community Garden, created by Betty Swan in 1997, a resident leader of the 3800 W.… Read more Betty Swan Community Arboretum

500 West 103rd Place Garden

View NeighborSpace in a larger map This garden was born after a house was torn down in the neighborhood, leaving a vacant lot that the block club decided to clean up and transform into a beautified community space. The garden specializes in flowers, including perennials such as Easter lilies. Contact: 773.239.0722

Jelly Bean Garden

View NeighborSpace in a larger map Contact: DeWayne Jefferson at 618-708-1200 or ggnchicago@gmail.com . The Jelly Bean Garden, located at 2125 W. Adams, is a community garden planned by residents to make a colorful and beautiful impact on the neighborhood. The garden began in the summer of 2009 as an empty lot strewn with garbage… Read more Jelly Bean Garden

Winthrop Family Historical Garden

View NeighborSpace in a larger map External website The Winthrop Avenue Family Historical Garden was established by the City of Chicago 46th Ward, Uptown United, and the surrounding community to recognize the founding families’ contribution to the Uptown neighborhood and to provide green development in an urban residential setting. The garden brings together the residential and commercial neighbors, building… Read more Winthrop Family Historical Garden

Super Block Park

View NeighborSpace in a larger map The garden started in 1996 because Commander Bowling of the 11th District Police Department had a dream: if he could clean up one of the worst blocks in the 11th District, he could clean them all up. The lot was vacant and many people were using the space to… Read more Super Block Park

Space Park

View NeighborSpace in a larger map External website Space Park is an urban oasis garden with mostly perennial flower beds, shrubs, and ornamental trees, plus a few herbs growing at the rear southwest corner. There are two small grass spaces for reclining or sunning, and two small picnic tables and two benches for seating. The park is open from… Read more Space Park