Jardín de la paz Xochiquetzal


  • A Neighbor Space garden
  • Whittier School Garden

Xochiquetzal means The Place of the Quetzal Bird— a rare bird that lives in the cloud forests of Chiapas, Mexico and Guatemala, and has inspired people with its beauty and magic throughout the centuries. The Xochiquetzal Peace Garden was founded in 1993 by teachers from Whittier School. Their vision was to provide a peaceful, green oasis where teachers and students could learn about science and the environment. What was once an empty city lot adjacent to a graffiti-laced wall is now a florally diverse, peaceful garden with a mural of mystical realism. With the help of community members, businesses, and numerous gardening organizations, this vision has become a reality.

Contact Information:

1903 W. 23rd Street, Chicago, IL
(773) 510-5844

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One thought on “Jardín de la paz Xochiquetzal

  1. Hello! I was a student of Whittier school almost 20 years ago and right now at my job we are giving away tulip bulbs to community gardens. I was hoping that I can contact someone in regards to getting them to the Xochiquetzal garden. You can contact me at (630) 413-9846 my name is Alex and I work for Oakbrook Center Guest Services.

    -Thank you so much I hope I can help!

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