Dearborn Garden Walk

July 13, 2010 Chicago's 52nd Dearborn Garden Walk - presented by the North Dearborn Association - is one of the country's oldest garden walks. Each year, this nationally-recognized garden walk draws crowds from all over the world to take part in a one-day, self-guided walking tour of more than twenty of Chicago's most spectacular, private rear gardens. The 52nd Dearborn Garden Walk will take place on Sunday, July 18, 2010 from 12pm-5pm and begins at 1300 N. Dearborn Parkway, Chicago, IL 60610 (entrance at corner of Goethe and Dearborn streets). Tickets are $35.00 on July 18, 2010 and $30.00 in advance. Advance sales end on Saturday, July 17, 2010 at 12:00pm - all advance ticket purchasers are automatically entered in drawings for goods and services from neighborhood businesses. For ticket purchase information, please call: 312-632-1241 or visit:

Due to the overwhelming popularity and interest of last year's 'Literary Garden Tour,' the NDA has expanded the designer garden vignettes for 2010. Highlights include eight "Hollywood-inspired" outdoor seating vignettes showcasing dramatic outdoor rooms and utilizing a variety of outdoor tables, chairs, colorful cushions, linens, floral decorations, and other accessories including fine china, crystal, and flatware.

This year's design teams and their themes include:

· ASI Interiors, Inc.: "A Great Gatsby"

· Carol Wolk Interiors LLC: "Sunset Boulevard"

· Handman Associates: "Ladies Who Lunch"

· I.D.: "2001: A Space Odyssey"

· Jase Frederick Design: "Flower Drum Song: The Other Generation"

· Laura Barnett Designs: "Sayonara"

· Oak Street Design Corporation: "Under The Tuscan Sun"

· Soucie Horner Ltd.: "Breakfast At Tiffany's"

In addition to the self-guided walking tour and garden vignettes, visitors can participate in an hour-long, wonderfully entertaining and educational sidewalk guided tour of historic Dearborn Parkway that highlights the outstanding architectural facades in the neighborhood. The architectural tour, which starts at 1:30pm, 3:30pm, and 5:00pm, includes both pre and post-Chicago fire structures, sites that have been used in movies, homes formerly occupied by famous celebrities, and even a US President!

Out-of-town visitors can take part in the special "Garden Walk Package" presented by Hotel Indigo - just steps from the Garden Walk entrance. Enjoy an overnight stay and complimentary breakfast for two for $169. For more information, please visit:

Children 16 years of age and younger accompanied by an adult, as well as North Dearborn Association Partner in Preservation members, are free. Admission includes a Dearborn Garden Walk program with a map for a self-guided tour of the gardens, live jazz and classical music in select gardens, and guided architectural tours of historic Dearborn Parkway. To become a North Dearborn Association Partner in Preservation member and receive one free admission or to order advance non-refundable tickets, telephone 312-632-1241; order on-line; send check or money order payable to NDA c/o Carol Truesdell, 1241 N. Dearborn Street, #1, Chicago, IL 60610; or fax with credit card and mailing info to: 312-944-9342.

52nd Annual Dearborn Garden Walk
begins at Goethe & Dearborn
Sunday, 12pm- 5pm

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