Hyde Park's Local Gardens

Gardening is a popular avocation for many Hyde Parkers.
Here are some of the local garden projects.

Although the Park District takes care of the big public gardens, many small private and neighborhood gardens exist to delight the eye, cared for by local gardeners.

The annual Garden Fair donates unsold plants to local community gardens.

Garden Fair Annuals

Hyde Park Garden Fair

Gerda Schild originated the Cornell Oasis, beside
the Illinois Central tracks

Triangle Garden
at 48th & East End

Ruth and Larry Bloom look after the Triangle Garden

Ray School perennial garden at 56th and Kenwood

Garden along 56th

Ray School perennial garden at 56th and Kenwood

57 and Dorchester

Ray School garden

56th and Blackstone

Kimbark and 54th--SW corner
57th near Harper
U of C cares for the Midway Garden--opposite Harper Library
Bergen Garden at Regent's Park
Readers' Garden, a U of C project on the Midway


Lutheran School of Theology berm on 55th and University

More Links to Hyde Park Gardens

Midway Gardens

Bergen Garden atop Regent's Park is my favorite hidden garden in Hyde Park