The Historic Pullman Garden Club was established in 1991 with three members. Currently, we number more than seventy dedicated and talented members continually working to help beautify our community. The Club maintains: the three circular beds in Arcade Park and Pullman Park; the Rose Garden at the Hotel Florence; Fulton Field; the North Allée; and Gateway Garden. We also sponsor assorted street corner beds maintained by community residents.
The Club hosts a reception for Pullman house tour volunteers every fall, organizes an annual walk in June, focusing on private and public gardens in Pullman, and sponsors an annual Victorian Tea. Monthly meetings are held to plan projects, trips and special events. During the winter months our lecture series brings a variety of speakers to inform and amuse members.
Our efforts have been well received. In 2002, the Rose Garden won third place in Mayor Daley’s citywide Awards Program for Community Landscapes – Region 5. In 2004, Mayor Daley’s Landscape Awards Program presented the first place award for Community Landscapes – Region 5 to the Gateway Garden. Over the years the Club has worked with the Field Museum and the Chicago Botanic Garden to help create our Urbs in Horto – a city in a garden.
The garden club usually meets on the first Wednesday of the month at the Florence Lowden Miller Center, 614 E. 113th Street. Our meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. For inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.