June 24, 2018, 10 am–4 pm

A garden map with a directory is available for $5. The tour is self-guided.

Special features

Guided walking tours highlighting Parkside’s diverse architecture, history, and folklore will begin at Garden Central. (There is a fee for these tours.)

Tour the local gardens nestled between the beautiful homes of the Parkside neighborhood, the suburb designed by Frederick Law Olmsted in 1870. More than 50 gardens will be open to visitors—from formal to quirky, edible to elaborate. There will be free admission to the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Darwin Martin House conservatory and gardens only, along with garden-related talks and special activities throughout the day by Master Gardeners and the Darwin Martin House Horticulturalist Nellie Gardner.

All proceeds fund community programming, children’s and senior services by the Parkside Community Association, a not-for-profit community service organization.