Saturday, May 7th and Sunday, May 8th
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Wicker Park – 1425 N Damen Ave
RAIN OR SHINE – Outside or INSIDE GYM if Raining

FUNDRAISER for the Park Gardens and Garden Educational Programming
Workshops – Bring & Sharpen Your Pruners
Bring Your Containers – Design Them with Our Gardeners
Plant them For Mother’s Day
Details –

Fund Raiser for the Park Gardens and Lecture/Workshop Series


Saturday, May 7 at 10:30AM-Noon – $15 – Pay at Door
Wicker Park Field House – 1425 N. Damen

Vegetable, Herb and Ornamental
Container Designs

Susan Fontana – Think Outside the Pot, Inc.

Susan is a professional designer who creates thousands of beautiful containers all over the city. Growing vegetables, herbs, and blooming plants in containers can add to your home landscape, deck, balcony, roof, or patio. In the class you will learn the basics of designing successful combinations, types of soils and water retention materials to use, and what types of plants can successfully be combined in one container. Susan will discuss designing groups of containers to work together to create a beautiful statement and how to choose vegetable, herbs and ornamentals for their texture, form, scent, and growth habits.

BRING YOUR CONTAINER – Design Your Container & Plant It– Following the class, Susan and other members of the garden club will work with you to choose plants that you can purchase from our plant sale (vegetables, herbs, ornamentals). In addition, if you’d like to plant your container at the sale – we will have soil that you can purchase.

Saturday, May 7 at 1PM-2:30PM – $10 – Pay At Door
Wicker Park Field House – 1425 N. Damen

Shade Garden Designs
Leslie Zimmerman & Doug Wood – Wicker Park Garden Club

Leslie Zimmerman and Doug Wood will discuss garden designs that work for various types of shade. Shade garden designs can include plants of different shapes, sizes, leaf colors, and textures. Attractive and remarkable gardens can be created if you design with these elements in mind. In the workshop, you will view several shade designs and learn how to group plants, make connections between groups of plants, and view the four-season interest of these shade compositions. The use of shrubs, perennials, and spring blooming bulbs, with the addition of summer annuals and bulbs will be demonstrated. Both Leslie and Doug have gardened for years and have regularly experimented with designs for shade.