Garden Tours Overview

The Rick Bayless Garden

Perennial garden with fish pond, deck and arbor  20130922_163822Designed and managed by Bill Shores and 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 select summer evening tours or organize your own group tour.

About Rick Bayless

Kitchen deck with potted annual flowers and hydrangeas  20130819_102136Rick 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