The Wilmette Historical Museum will be holding a Historic Garden Walk on Sunday, July 25th, from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. This fun, all-outdoor event replaces the 33rd annual spring housewalk and has been designed to keep the community safe during the pandemic. Ticket-holders will tour five lovely Wilmette gardens ranging from expansive formal estates to intimate walled spaces.
Guides will be on hand to enhance the tours with details about histories of the adjoining homes and surrounding neighborhoods. The featured properties date from the 1870s to the 1930s. Come and learn about garden design trends of the time, how the original residents used the green spaces they created, and how current homeowners have adapted those gardens to respect the ‘bones’ of their original designs while accommodating 21st century preferences for rain gardens, native gardens and organic vegetable patches.
An informative brochure about the gardens, their adjoining homes and early owners is included in the ticket price. This is a great event for gardeners, history buffs, and for those who are just curious and would enjoy an afternoon stroll and a fun outing.
Ticket proceeds will benefit the operating budget and special projects of the Wilmette Historical Museum. Ticket prices have been lowered for this year only! Beginning June 1st, advance tickets go on sale and are $35 for members, $45 for non-members, $20 for high school and college students. On July 18th, prices increase to $45 for members and $55 for non-members. For further information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.wilmettehistory.org, call (847) 853-7666, or make an appointment to stop by the Museum, 609 Ridge Road, Wednesday or Thursday, 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
The Museum appreciates the generous support of Capitanini Team; Bartlett Tree Experts; Morgante Wilson Architects; North Shore Community Bank; Plaza del Lago; R.H. Witt Heating & Cooling; Craig Bergmann Landscape Design; de Giulio kitchen design; Jen Jacobson Home; Oscar Isberian Rugs; Scott Simpson Design + Build; all sponsors of this year’s historic garden walk.