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Urbs in Horto: Mapping 65 Community Gardens in Chicago

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Chicago's official city motto Urbs In Horto translates to "City in a Garden", and when famed architect Daniel Burnham designed the master plan for the Windy City, large parks and sprawling green space became one of the most important hallmarks for Chicago. And indeed, the city does boast some of the best parks in the country, but let's not forget about the dozens of community gardens throughout the city that have become a mainstay of city life. While there are many excellent gardens that are a part of the greater Chicago Parks District system, we chose to highlight smaller, local, community-driven gardens. If you don't mind getting your hands dirty, getting involved with a community garden is an excellent way to meet your neighbors. And while we obviously did not map every single community garden in the city, we made an effort to get to a good chunk of them. If we missed your favorite neighborhood garden, feel free to let us know about it in the comment section or send us a message. Take a look at our list, find a garden in your neighborhood, and get involved.

·Garden Map [Chicago Community Gardens]
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1. Let's Go Chicago Children's Community Garden

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6925 North Ashland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60626

2. Ruby Garden

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1552 West Schreiber Avenue
Chicago, IL 60626

3. Vedgewater

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6300 North Broadway Street
Chicago, IL 60660

4. Senn Park Unity Garden

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1519 West Thorndale Avenue
Chicago, IL 60660

5. North Park Village Garden Club

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5801 North Pulaski Road
Chicago, IL 60646

6. Ashlandia

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1607 West Hollywood Avenue
Chicago, IL 60660

7. Gateway Garden

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5346 North Ravenswood Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640

8. Lincoln Square Community Garden

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4815 North Western Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625

9. Feast for Friends Park Garden

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5100 North Ridgeway Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625

10. Turtle Park and Garden

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4900 North Troy Street
Chicago, IL 60625

11. Winthrop Family Historical Garden

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4328 North Winthrop Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640

12. Dunning Community Garden

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6532 West Berteau Avenue
Chicago, IL 60634

13. Drake Garden

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4643 North Drake Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625

14. Ginkgo Organic Gardens

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4055 North Kenmore Avenue
Chicago, IL 60613

15. Mindful Living

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3323 North Drake Avenue
Chicago, IL 60618

16. Merchant Park Community Garden

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3568 North Keeler Avenue
Chicago, IL 60641

17. George & Seeley Community Garden

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2025 West George Street
Chicago, IL 60618

18. Esperanza Garden

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2081 North Stave Street
Chicago, IL 60647

19. Altgelt Sawyer Corner Farm

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3230 West Altgeld Street
Chicago, IL 60647

20. Kimball Medill Corner Farm

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2318 North Kimball Avenue, Kimball Medill Corner Farm
Chicago, IL 60647

21. Whipple Community Garden

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2056 North Whipple Street
Chicago, IL 60647

22. Global Coffee & Cargo

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2917 West Armitage Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647

23. Chicago Lights Urban Farm

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444 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60654

24. Children’s Garden of Hope

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4052 West Potomac Avenue
Chicago, IL 60651

25. Humble Parquito

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1630 North Richmond Street
Chicago, IL 60647

26. Puerto Rican Cultural Center Garden

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2700 West Haddon Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622

27. El Yunque Community Garden

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1459 North Artesian Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622

28. Hermitage Triangle Garden

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1722 West Potomac Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622

29. Greenhouse Garden

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1100 North Wood Street
Chicago, IL 60622

30. Monarch Community Garden

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1050 North California Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622

31. Peace in the Valley Garden

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168 North Laramie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60644

32. Mozart's Community Garden

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876 North Mozart Street
Chicago, IL 60622

33. La Huerta Roots & Rays Garden

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1513 West Cullerton Street
Chicago, IL 60608

34. Fulton Community Garden

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2948 West Fulton Street
Chicago, IL 60612

35. New Horizons Community Garden

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401 South Central Park Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60624

36. Crystal's Peace Garden

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3852 West Polk Street
Chicago, IL 60624

37. Edible Treasures Garden

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1400 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605

38. Taylor Street Farm

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934 South Ada Street
Chicago, IL 60607

39. Maxwell Street Community Garden

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1314 South Blue Island Avenue
Chicago, IL 60608

40. Millennium Neighborhoods Garden & Fillmore Apiary

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3740 West Fillmore Street
Chicago, IL 60624

41. African Heritage Garden

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1241 South Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60623

42. Slumbusters Community Garden

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1960 South Trumbull Avenue
Chicago, IL 60623

43. Chicago Women's Park and Gardens

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1801 South Indiana Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616

44. Xochiquetzal Peace Garden

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1903 West 23rd Street
Chicago, IL 60608

45. Growing Station

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944 West 21st Street
Chicago, IL 60608

46. Avers Community Garden

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2200 South Avers Avenue
Chicago, IL 60623

47. 6062Trees

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2612 South Trumbull Avenue
Chicago, IL 60623

48. Amor de Dios Community Garden

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2348 South Sawyer Avenue
Chicago, IL 60623

49. Friendship Garden/Jardin de la Amistad

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4246 West 27th Street
Chicago, IL 60623

50. Cosecha Verde

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2756 South Harding Avenue
Chicago, IL 60623

51. Backyard Botany at Benton House

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3052 Ma Benton Lane
Chicago, IL 60608

52. McKinley Park Community Garden

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1922 West Pershing Road
Chicago, IL 60609

53. The 46th St Community Garden

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427 East 46th Street
Chicago, IL 60653

54. Back of the Yards Community Garden

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4850 South Hermitage Avenue
Chicago, IL 60609

55. Bronzeville Community Garden

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343 East 51st Street
Chicago, IL 60615

56. Our World Garden

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1330 East 50th Street
Chicago, IL 60615

57. RTW Vet Center Urban Garden

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5536 South King Drive
Chicago, IL 60637

58. 55th and Woodlawn Community Garden

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5481 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60615

59. Timuel D Black Edible Arts Garden

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5710 South Woodlawn Avenue, The University of Chicago
Chicago, IL 60637

60. Brickyard Garden

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6115 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

61. 65th & Woodlawn Community Garden

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6156 South Saint Lawrence Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

62. Eat to Live Englewood Urban Garden and Farm

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7035 South Princeton Avenue
Chicago, IL 60621

63. Ellis View Community Garden

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6368 South Ellis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

64. Jackson Park Urban Farm and Community Allotment Garden

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1630 East Marquette Drive
Chicago, IL 60649

65. South Merrill Community Garden

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7032 South Merrill Avenue
Chicago, IL 60649

1. Let's Go Chicago Children's Community Garden

6925 North Ashland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60626

6925 North Ashland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60626

2. Ruby Garden

1552 West Schreiber Avenue, Chicago, IL 60626

1552 West Schreiber Avenue
Chicago, IL 60626

3. Vedgewater

6300 North Broadway Street, Chicago, IL 60660

6300 North Broadway Street
Chicago, IL 60660

4. Senn Park Unity Garden

1519 West Thorndale Avenue, Chicago, IL 60660

1519 West Thorndale Avenue
Chicago, IL 60660

5. North Park Village Garden Club

5801 North Pulaski Road, Chicago, IL 60646

5801 North Pulaski Road
Chicago, IL 60646

6. Ashlandia

1607 West Hollywood Avenue, Chicago, IL 60660

1607 West Hollywood Avenue
Chicago, IL 60660

7. Gateway Garden

5346 North Ravenswood Avenue, Chicago, IL 60640

5346 North Ravenswood Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640

8. Lincoln Square Community Garden

4815 North Western Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625

4815 North Western Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625

9. Feast for Friends Park Garden

5100 North Ridgeway Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625

5100 North Ridgeway Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625

10. Turtle Park and Garden

4900 North Troy Street, Chicago, IL 60625

4900 North Troy Street
Chicago, IL 60625

11. Winthrop Family Historical Garden

4328 North Winthrop Avenue, Chicago, IL 60640

4328 North Winthrop Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640

12. Dunning Community Garden

6532 West Berteau Avenue, Chicago, IL 60634

6532 West Berteau Avenue
Chicago, IL 60634

13. Drake Garden

4643 North Drake Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625

4643 North Drake Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625

14. Ginkgo Organic Gardens

4055 North Kenmore Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613

4055 North Kenmore Avenue
Chicago, IL 60613

15. Mindful Living

3323 North Drake Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618

3323 North Drake Avenue
Chicago, IL 60618

16. Merchant Park Community Garden

3568 North Keeler Avenue, Chicago, IL 60641

3568 North Keeler Avenue
Chicago, IL 60641

17. George & Seeley Community Garden

2025 West George Street, Chicago, IL 60618

2025 West George Street
Chicago, IL 60618

18. Esperanza Garden

2081 North Stave Street, Chicago, IL 60647

2081 North Stave Street
Chicago, IL 60647

19. Altgelt Sawyer Corner Farm

3230 West Altgeld Street, Chicago, IL 60647

3230 West Altgeld Street
Chicago, IL 60647

20. Kimball Medill Corner Farm

2318 North Kimball Avenue, Kimball Medill Corner Farm, Chicago, IL 60647

2318 North Kimball Avenue, Kimball Medill Corner Farm
Chicago, IL 60647

21. Whipple Community Garden

2056 North Whipple Street, Chicago, IL 60647

2056 North Whipple Street
Chicago, IL 60647

22. Global Coffee & Cargo

2917 West Armitage Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647

2917 West Armitage Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647

23. Chicago Lights Urban Farm

444 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60654

444 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60654

24. Children’s Garden of Hope

4052 West Potomac Avenue, Chicago, IL 60651

4052 West Potomac Avenue
Chicago, IL 60651

25. Humble Parquito

1630 North Richmond Street, Chicago, IL 60647

1630 North Richmond Street
Chicago, IL 60647

26. Puerto Rican Cultural Center Garden

2700 West Haddon Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622

2700 West Haddon Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622

27. El Yunque Community Garden

1459 North Artesian Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622

1459 North Artesian Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622

28. Hermitage Triangle Garden

1722 West Potomac Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622

1722 West Potomac Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622

29. Greenhouse Garden

1100 North Wood Street, Chicago, IL 60622

1100 North Wood Street
Chicago, IL 60622

30. Monarch Community Garden

1050 North California Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622

1050 North California Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622

31. Peace in the Valley Garden

168 North Laramie Avenue, Chicago, IL 60644

168 North Laramie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60644

32. Mozart's Community Garden

876 North Mozart Street, Chicago, IL 60622

876 North Mozart Street
Chicago, IL 60622

33. La Huerta Roots & Rays Garden

1513 West Cullerton Street, Chicago, IL 60608

1513 West Cullerton Street
Chicago, IL 60608

34. Fulton Community Garden

2948 West Fulton Street, Chicago, IL 60612

2948 West Fulton Street
Chicago, IL 60612

35. New Horizons Community Garden

401 South Central Park Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60624

401 South Central Park Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60624

36. Crystal's Peace Garden

3852 West Polk Street, Chicago, IL 60624

3852 West Polk Street
Chicago, IL 60624

37. Edible Treasures Garden

1400 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605

1400 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605

38. Taylor Street Farm

934 South Ada Street, Chicago, IL 60607

934 South Ada Street
Chicago, IL 60607

39. Maxwell Street Community Garden

1314 South Blue Island Avenue, Chicago, IL 60608

1314 South Blue Island Avenue
Chicago, IL 60608

40. Millennium Neighborhoods Garden & Fillmore Apiary

3740 West Fillmore Street, Chicago, IL 60624

3740 West Fillmore Street
Chicago, IL 60624

41. African Heritage Garden

1241 South Central Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60623

1241 South Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60623

42. Slumbusters Community Garden

1960 South Trumbull Avenue, Chicago, IL 60623

1960 South Trumbull Avenue
Chicago, IL 60623

43. Chicago Women's Park and Gardens

1801 South Indiana Avenue, Chicago, IL 60616

1801 South Indiana Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616

44. Xochiquetzal Peace Garden

1903 West 23rd Street, Chicago, IL 60608

1903 West 23rd Street
Chicago, IL 60608

45. Growing Station

944 West 21st Street, Chicago, IL 60608

944 West 21st Street
Chicago, IL 60608

46. Avers Community Garden

2200 South Avers Avenue, Chicago, IL 60623

2200 South Avers Avenue
Chicago, IL 60623

47. 6062Trees

2612 South Trumbull Avenue, Chicago, IL 60623

2612 South Trumbull Avenue
Chicago, IL 60623

48. Amor de Dios Community Garden

2348 South Sawyer Avenue, Chicago, IL 60623

2348 South Sawyer Avenue
Chicago, IL 60623

49. Friendship Garden/Jardin de la Amistad

4246 West 27th Street, Chicago, IL 60623

4246 West 27th Street
Chicago, IL 60623

50. Cosecha Verde

2756 South Harding Avenue, Chicago, IL 60623

2756 South Harding Avenue
Chicago, IL 60623

51. Backyard Botany at Benton House

3052 Ma Benton Lane, Chicago, IL 60608

3052 Ma Benton Lane
Chicago, IL 60608

52. McKinley Park Community Garden

1922 West Pershing Road, Chicago, IL 60609

1922 West Pershing Road
Chicago, IL 60609

53. The 46th St Community Garden

427 East 46th Street, Chicago, IL 60653

427 East 46th Street
Chicago, IL 60653

54. Back of the Yards Community Garden

4850 South Hermitage Avenue, Chicago, IL 60609

4850 South Hermitage Avenue
Chicago, IL 60609

55. Bronzeville Community Garden

343 East 51st Street, Chicago, IL 60615

343 East 51st Street
Chicago, IL 60615

56. Our World Garden

1330 East 50th Street, Chicago, IL 60615

1330 East 50th Street
Chicago, IL 60615

57. RTW Vet Center Urban Garden

5536 South King Drive, Chicago, IL 60637

5536 South King Drive
Chicago, IL 60637

58. 55th and Woodlawn Community Garden

5481 South Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615

5481 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60615

59. Timuel D Black Edible Arts Garden

5710 South Woodlawn Avenue, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637

5710 South Woodlawn Avenue, The University of Chicago
Chicago, IL 60637

60. Brickyard Garden

6115 South Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637

6115 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

61. 65th & Woodlawn Community Garden

6156 South Saint Lawrence Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637

6156 South Saint Lawrence Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

62. Eat to Live Englewood Urban Garden and Farm

7035 South Princeton Avenue, Chicago, IL 60621

7035 South Princeton Avenue
Chicago, IL 60621

63. Ellis View Community Garden

6368 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637

6368 South Ellis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

64. Jackson Park Urban Farm and Community Allotment Garden

1630 East Marquette Drive, Chicago, IL 60649

1630 East Marquette Drive
Chicago, IL 60649

65. South Merrill Community Garden

7032 South Merrill Avenue, Chicago, IL 60649

7032 South Merrill Avenue
Chicago, IL 60649