This fun, all-outdoor event replaces the Society’s 33rd annual spring housewalk this year and has been designed to keep our community safe during the pandemic.
Join us at this event as we share the stories of five Wilmette gardens, along with the histories of the adjoining homes, past owners and surrounding neighborhoods. Our featured properties date from the late 19th century to the mid-1940s. Come and learn about garden design trends of the time, how the original residents used the green spaces they created and how current homeowners have adapted those gardens to suit their needs and enhance their own enjoyment. Our featured gardens range from expansive formal estates to intimate walled spaces. We invite you to observe how homeowners have respected the ‘bones’ of the original garden designs while adapting these plans to accommodate 21st century preferences for rain gardens, native gardens and organic vegetable patches.
Ticket proceeds benefit the operating budget and special projects of the Wilmette Historical Museum. We are offering lower prices this year only! Beginning June 1st, advance discounted tickets go on sale and are $35 for members, $45 for non-members, $20 for high school and college students. Prices increase by $10 beginning July 18th. Tickets can be purchased on our website, by calling the Museum, or by stopping by with an appointment. Please check our website for a list of sponsors and for the most up-to-date information, or call us.
The Museum appreciates the generous support of Capitanini Team; Bartlett Tree Experts; Morgante Wilson Architects; North Shore Community Bank; Plaza del Lago; R.H. Witt Heating & Cooling; Craig Bergmann Landscape Design; de Giulio kitchen design; Jen Jacobson Home; Oscar Isberian Rugs; Scott Simpson Design + Build; all sponsors of this year’s historic garden walk.