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Day Trips: Local Gardens Worth Visiting

By | 2018-02-13T20:46:36+00:00 August 11th, 2015|Children's garden, Flowers, Japanese garden, Seasonal Color, Things to Do|

There is no time like the present to visit local garden gems. Large and small, these gardens offer beautiful backdrops for portrait taking, personal enjoyment and respite from life’s hustle and bustle. Please enjoy this list of our favorite local gardens to visit, all within a day’s drive of Chicagoland. We highlight gardens that are [...]

Raised Vegetable Gardens

By | 2018-02-13T20:46:37+00:00 April 16th, 2015|Back Yard, Children's garden, Green Living, Vegetable gardens|

Raised vegetable gardens are a great way to get almost anyone into growing their own fruits, herbs, and vegetables. Kids especially can have an amazing experience seeing plants start as seeds and mature to edible food. Families will be rewarded throughout season with delicious fresh vegetables straight from the garden. A mix of topsoil, compost [...]

Case Study: Grandmother Park

By | 2018-02-13T20:46:38+00:00 May 23rd, 2014|Case Study, Children's garden|

One summer day in 2009, two grandmothers, Gay Riseborough and Mary Trujillo, were out walking with their grandsons in the Dewey-Darrow neighborhood of Evanston. Both lamented that there was not a park nearby for their very young grandchildren, as well as other neighboring families, to gather and play, and something should be done about it. [...]

Grandmother Park Grand Opening

By | 2018-02-13T20:46:40+00:00 November 1st, 2013|Children's garden, Special Event|

Nature's Perspective is proud to announce the grand opening of Grandmother Park, located at 1125 Dewey Avenue in Evanston. Serving as the general contractor on this project, we worked closely with Gay Riseborough, president of the Grandmother Park Initiative, and Stephanie Levine, from the City of Evanston, to develop one of the most beautiful tot [...]

Case Study: Playful and Sophisticated

By | 2018-02-13T20:46:40+00:00 June 21st, 2013|Case Study, Children's garden, Flowers, General News|

In collaboration with Evanston design firm Teska and Associates, Nature’s Perspective crafted a solution for a young Wilmette family who desired a beautiful space for themselves and their children, a setting that could be enjoyed by adults and children alike. The existing small deck and the plain concrete patio were functional, but uninviting. The spacious [...]