Garden Information

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Monarch Waystation

The garden became a Monarch Waystation in 2013. A Waystation provides the habitat to support each phase of the monarch butterfly life cycle. Most important is a variety of milkweeds for the larval stage.  This year we added more butterfly friendly perennials to expand their habitat.  The perennials were planted as part of an Eagle Scout project.  


Showy MilkweedButterfly Milkweed Swamp MilkweedSwallow Tail Caterpillar



2014 Garden Progression

See how the garden has grown each month from the NW and SE corners 

NW Corner End of AprilNW Corner June 1stNW Corner July 1st

NW Corner Aug. 8th



 SE Corner End of AprilSE Corner June 1stSE Corner July 1st

SE Corner Aug. 8th


2014 Growing Season - Full!

The garden is completely leased out for the 2014 growing season. Thank you to all who signed up to participate this season.

We begin a new wait list each year so if you would like to get on it for the 2015 growing season, use the Contact Us link and submit your name and the city where you live. 

The garden is located at the Oak Park branch library (9500 Bluejacket St.).

"The garden is a love song, a duet between a human being and Mother Nature." 

Jeff Cox