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There is Always the Garden

Evanston P-Patch is a refuge, a peaceful place for busy people to go when they have a few moments. The seniors come in the mornings; workers drop in at lunch time or on the way home; and families come in the evenings. There is often someone in the garden, enjoying the solitude, losing the day's worries by working in the soil, picking some of Helen's scarlet poppies, blue bachelor buttons or golden calendulas near her sign, which says, "Pick some of these to enjoy." The garden is filled with memories of past gardeners: white-haired gentlemen, like old Bruno and his meticulous garden, and John who carefully cut the grass and painted the shed. Their legacy lives on, even though the gardeners change from year to year, the techniques they have learned from one another keep reappearing; those new to gardening learning from the veterans. At Evanston, there is always the garden to bring peace, solace, and friendship.

If you are interested in the potential of gardening here get on the Interest List, you can do that by clicking here.



From Downtown:

  1. Take I-5 North
  2. Take the 85th St exit, exit #172
  3. Continue west on N 85th St
  4. Turn Right on Aurora Ave N
  5. Turn Left on N 100th St
  6. Turn Right on Evanston Ave N
  7. Go two blocks to P-Patch at N 102nd



604 N 101st St
(Evanston Avenue N and N 102nd Street) (Map)


Size: 11,600 sq ft
Established: 1974
Number of plots: 42
Plot Size: 100-400 sq'
Average wait: 2 years
Ownership of land: City Light


Year round gardening

Bus Routes

358, 5, 75

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