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Glen Ellyn Garden Walk & Garden Party

June 18, 2009

The Bridge Communities Garden Walk Committee will host the 7th Annual Glen Ellyn Garden Walk on Saturday, June 20th, between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  Seven beautiful, private gardens located in historic Glen Ellyn will be open for your enjoyment for only one day.

 Master Gardeners from University of Illinois DuPage County Extension will be available at select gardens to speak on gardening topics and to answer gardening questions. 

 Glen Ellyn restaurants have partnered with the Garden Walk to donate 10% of their lunch proceeds to Bridge Communities.  Danby’s Station, Tap House Grill, European Deli and Market, Honey Café, Bells N’ Whistles and Shannon’s Irish Pub have all committed to donate 10-15% of their June 20th lunch proceeds.  Walkers are encouraged to stay in Glen Ellyn and enjoy lunch at one of the participating restaurants.

 Tickets are $20 through June 17th and $25 beginning June 18th.  Tickets can be purchased at, and beginning May 15th at McChesney & Miller grocery store, Harris Bank and The Bookstore in Glen Ellyn. 

 All proceeds benefit Bridge Communities transitional housing program which connects homeless families in DuPage County to a better future. 

 Harris Bank, Landscape Creations, Bruss Landscaping and Glen Ellyn Bank and Trust are the corporate sponsors for the Glen Ellyn Garden Walk.

Bridge Communities will hold the Glen Ellyn Garden Party on Friday, June 19th from 6:30 – 10:00 PM.  The homeowners and party host’s home features Mediterranean architectural style and is located in the heart of Glen Ellyn. Their garden showcases a stunning mulit-level flagstone patio with an elegant water fountain and custom masonry fireplace.  Guests enter the garden through a wrought iron gate flanked with stucco columns that leads to a courtyard, coach house and sunken stone patio with the custom cooper roofed fireplace.  A second set of stucco columns lead guests into the back yard that features strong planting beds softened with an informal planting scheme that blends the garden into the surrounding yards. 

This garden is not open for the Glen Ellyn Garden Walk.  It can only be viewed at the Glen Ellyn Garden Party.  Tickets are $100 per person and the party includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a ticket to the following day’s Garden Walk. 

The Glen Ellyn Garden Party is sponsored by American Gardens, Inc. landscape contractors located in Elmhurst.  For more information on American Gardens, Inc. please visit their website,

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