This year is the 25th Anniversary Garden Walk & Faire and we’re inviting you to celebrate with us! The Elmhurst Garden Club sponsors “An Afternoon in the Garden,” as a community fundraiser. It is being held on Sunday July 11th 2021. This year we will showcase six private gardens and two public gardens. The Garden Faire in Wilder Park features garden plants, accessories, horticultural experts and much more.
In 2020 we awarded $11,500 in scholarships to four Illinois residents pursuing a degree in horticulture, landscape design, biology, botany, conservation or environmental studies. We also awarded a scholarship to a York High School student for an experiential summer program. Since 1999, the proceeds from the Garden Walk & Faire have funded a total $179,000 in scholarships.
Proceeds also benefit many other community projects:
Holiday decorating of Elmhurst Public Library
Maintaining the Herb Garden in Wilder Park
Contributing to horticultural development at Elmhurst University Arboretum
Maintain landscaping at Churchville Schoolhouse
Mentoring York High School Garden Club
Improving and maintaining campus appearance at Ray Graham Learning Center
Contributing to Elmhurst Cool Cities Coalition for public environmental programs
If you wish to make a cash donation via PayPal click here.
NO tickets will be sold at Wilder Park to the Garden Walk. Ticket sales are online only. A limited amount of tickets will be sold with five different entrance times (10:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm). We want to provide a safe environment for all. Timed entry allows us to maintain social distancing. Once you purchase your ticket, you will be given a list of addresses for the 8 gardens.
Ticket sales begin June 1st. To purchase your tickets click here.
Celebrate our 25th Anniversary by becoming a sponsor and a promoter of this community event. Our Garden Guide is read cover to cover and for a reasonable cost, hundreds of local patrons will see your advertisement. For more information click here.
Interested in displaying your wares at the Faire? Click here for the Boutique Vendor Response Form. The form is due by June 13. There is a $50.00 fee due with the application. The number of booths in the boutique will be limited in order to assure adequate room for vendors’ displays and traffic between them. Applications for spaces will be filled in the order they are received.
Applications received by June 13 will be listed in the Garden Guide booklet.
Each reservation includes a 10′ x 12′ (approximately) space. Vendors must supply their own tables, chairs, and canopies, tent or tarps as desired. A vendor may reserve adjacent booth space(s) in which to display his/her own merchandise for an additional $30 per space.
We ask that you be ready for customers by 9:30 am. The Faire will end at 4 pm and we request that you plan to stay until then. We will send additional details about two weeks before the event.
We welcome your comments and questions. Please contact through the contact page on this web site.