This Sunday, June 28, is the 4th Annual Historic Midtown Neighborhood Garden Walk with an added bonus, a heritage tree tour.

The Garden tour costs $10 and begins at 9:30 a.m. and runs until 4 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at one of two locations: by the champion oak on the edge of Elmwood Park at 60th and Leavenworth Streets or at the Douglas County Health Center Garden, 4102 Woolworth Ave. More than 20 gardens will be on display throughout Historic Midtown. Gardens in the Elmwood Park, Dundee-Memorial Park, Fairacres, Field Club, Hanscom Park, Blackstone, Bemis Park and Gifford Park neighborhoods will be featured.

For a list of the gardens on display, pick up a flyer at Indian Creek Nursery, 303 N. Saddlecreek Road, Earl May Nursery at 92nd and West Center Road or the 50th and Center Hyvee.


The gardens at Mercer Mansion are among those on display.

The tree tour, which begins at 9:30 a.m. is sold out. Those taking the garden walk will be able to see most of the trees, including the champion white oak tree in Elmwood Park, an old Druid Burr Oak near the Mercer Mansion, and a Catalpa tree in Bemis Park. Other trees on the tour include a Persimmon tree, a heritage Pecan tree and a 100-year-old Chestnut tree.

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