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: http://www.goldcoastchicagohotel.com/
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 wwww.dearborngardenwalk.com; 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