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Chicago Master Gardener

A blog for Chicago Master Gardeners providing information on volunteer opportunities, training, workshops and resources.

Sheffield Garden Walk

Posted by Ron Wolford -

On Saturday and Sunday, July 22 and 23 at Sheffield and Webster (2200 North and 1000 West), the Sheffield Garden Walk will be held. The following are two volunteer opportunities for the event:

Staffing the "Ask a Master Gardener" desk and answering questions about gardening and giving out some Extension handouts. Either or both days, one or two volunteers needed from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. You will be seated under a tent with bathrooms available.

Two volunteers for a total of four volunteers are needed for each day to lead specialty garden tours. These are gardens that are not on the garden walk, but are only available to small private groups and gardens that are on the walk. The Master Gardener leading each tour will highlight the plant material, design concepts and special features of each garden. There will be two tour groups both Saturday and Sunday, each touring 3 gardens. The tours will depart at 3:30 p.m. each day and will last about 1:30 minutes. These are walking tours and each group will be limited to 20 people.

The benefits include free food and drinks including free admission and music entertainment. Please contact Laury Lewis- e-mail at or Crissy Lucado - e-mail at

Master Gardeners should have some plant and design knowledge. The garden tour leaders will be briefed and shown the gardens prior to the event. This is a fun event and very popular for the 15,000 people that enjoy the garden walk over the weekend.

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