Rick Bayless' Garden

Located on three adjacent city lots in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood, Rick Bayless’ completely organic garden serves as a model for urban food production and demonstrates that gardens can be simultaneously functional and beautiful. With a mix of traditional beds, raised beds, containers, vertical and indoor garden spaces, the visitor will be inspired and come away with a multitude of ideas and techniques to incorporate into their own garden spaces.

Garden Tours

Come join us for a one hour information & inspiration-packed tour of the Bayless’ garden. Experience Rick’s extensive outdoor kitchen, a multitude of stunning container plantings, a commercial organic vegetable garden, composting systems and more. Come to one of our Wednesday evening series tours or organize your own group tour.

Summer Evening Garden Tour Series

Thank you to all of those who joined one of our evening tours this year! We had another successful season and look forward to the next. If you are interested in attending a tour in 2015 and would like to be placed on the wait list, please email urbanedible@yahoo.com. We look forward to seeing you at the garden!

Self-Organized Group Tours

This is the perfect option for garden clubs, larger groups of friends, or those unable to attend one of our Wednesday evening tours. Times and dates are flexible. Tour content can be tailored to your group’s particular interests and needs. Groups also have the option to do a tour/lunch package with a garden tour followed by a private lunch at Rick’s Restaurant.

For details on arranging a tour, cost and arranging an optional group lunch please email us at urbanedible@yahoo.com.

About Rick Bayless

Rick has been a steadfast proponent of local food production and urban agriculture for over 20 years. His restaurants work with a number of regional growers, and Rick supports the work of small Midwest farms through the Frontera Farmer Foundation. Learn more about Rick's many projects at his website.