The first 200 attendees will receive free plants! Live music will be provided by BMR4 and attendees can go on guided garden tours, receive urban gardening tips, listen to lectures by Botanical Center researchers, and partake in drawings for green gear like the EarthBox. The Garden Walk is presented by the College of Pharmacy with the help of many generous sponsors including The Growing Connection.
Many of the plants in the Medicinal Garden have been or are currently under investigation by the UIC/NIH Botanical Centers for diseases ranging from cancer to tuberculosis. Experts will be on hand to explain the medicinal uses of the garden’s many plant varieties, over 200 species of medicinal plants can be found there.