Skip to main content

Enjoy a Summer Garden Walk in Berwyn and Riverside

The annual event “Birds, Bees & Butterflies: A Native Garden Walk” returns from 1 to 5 p.m., July 22. The featured gardens and gardeners hail from historic Riverside and Berwyn for the first time.
Adrian Ayres Fisher, co-chair of the Garden Walk committee, says, “The native gardening movement is catching fire. Having run this garden tour for a number of years in Oak Park and River Forest, we now have two new communities that can support it.” She is the site steward for National Grove Woods, a Cook County Forest Preserve adjacent to Riverside and Berwyn.
Attendees can explore 11 color-filled gardens while homeowners and gardeners will be present to answer questions about plant names, favorite plants and other aspects. This year’s garden roster includes sunny prairie gardens, a spring ephemeral garden, a cutting garden, shade gardens, an edible garden and two rain gardens.
The cost is $10 for West Cook Wild Ones members and $15 for nonmembers. Kids attend free. Ticketholders will receive a tour map two days before the event. Biking or driving is recommended. To register, visit or