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20 Inspiring Chicago Bungalow Gardens

To show appreciation for the 20,000+ dedicated homeowners who have joined as members of CBA in 20 years, we are posting one blog each month in 2020 listing 20 things of interest to bungalow and vintage home owners. #Bungalow2020!

 

It's officially summer in Chicago, and gardens are in bloom! Across the city, Chicago bungalow owners are demonstrating their love for nature by beautifying their blocks with inspiring home gardens. Below, we've gathered just 20 of these gardens, which have recently received awards and recognition from the Chicago Bungalow Association.


Speaking of awards, it's Bungalow Garden Contest season! For the fourth Chicago summer in a row, the contest aims to celebrate the hard work of our members, and draw attention to how gardens not only enhance a home’s architecture, but can also promote a healthy ecosystem and uplift a community. Entries are being accepted now until 12pm on July 7th. (More contest details at the end!)


Flip through photo galleries below of 20 inspiring Chicago bungalow gardens, in order of most recently recognized:


1. Tommie Harris' Backyard

Recognition: 2019 Driehaus Awards, Winner in Landscape Design

2. Yvonne Perkins' Greenhouse

Recognition: 2019 Driehaus Awards, Winner in Green Project

3. Andrew & Lindsay McKone's Front Yard

Recognition: 2019 Bungalow Garden Contest, Winner in Front Garden

4. Michelle Weiner's Backyard

Recognition: 2019 Bungalow Garden Contest, Winner in Rear/Side Garden


5. Juan & Venus Rodriguez's Front Yard and Planter Boxes

Recognition: 2019 Bungalow Garden Contest, Winner in Window/Planter Boxes, and 2018 Bungalow Garden Contest, Winner in Front Garden

6. Nancy Jane Lauren's Front Yard

Recognition: 2019 Bungalow Garden Contest, Runner-Up in Front Garden

7. Nettie Parks' Backyard

Recognition: 2019 Bungalow Garden Contest, Runner-Up in Rear/Side Garden

8. Marybeth & Jo Dietz's Planter Boxes

Recognition: 2019 Bungalow Garden Contest, Runner-Up in Window/Planter Boxes

9. Douglas Boldt's Backyard

Recognition: 2018 Driehaus Awards, Winner in Landscape Design