Model Railroad Garden and Rooftop Garden by Bruss Landscaping Featured in Annual Glen Ellyn Garden Walk

Two unique gardens by Bruss Landscaping are being featured in a garden walk that will take place on June 16th, 2012 in downtown Glen Ellyn, IL.

The event, entitled Through the Garden Gate, invites the public to tour 7 unique garden spaces at homes throughout the architecturally rich community. Two gardens designed and installed by Bruss Landscaping are featured on the walk. The gardens by Bruss Landscaping are numbers 2 & 4 respectively, on the garden walk map.

The whimsical backyard railway garden called “Prairie Crossing” incorporates a large model railroad display with adjacent water features, streambed, unique specimen plantings, curving flagstone walkways, and patio.

The unconventional rooftop garden offers a rare view of the downtown Chicago skyline from its elevated deck location. The airy space features an outdoor kitchen and bar area with extensive container gardens comprised of interesting plant selections. Modern outdoor furnishings and stylish fire table complete the setting.

The annual Glen Ellyn garden walk marks the transition from spring to summer for the west suburban community and area garden aficionados. The gardens will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during the walk, with Master Gardeners on hand at several locations to answer plant questions.

Tickets for the event are available on the Bridge Communities website and at participating Glen Ellyn retailers. View and download the map at:

Bruss Landscaping, Inc.

Bruss Landscaping, Inc. is a third-generation family business founded in 1952, and is located in Wheaton, IL. The company specializes in residential landscape architecture and construction, serving homeowners in DuPage and eastern Kane counties. The firm employs two landscape architects and four landscape designers, with over 80 years combined experience. Bruss Landscaping is a member of the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association, the Glen Ellyn and Wheaton Chambers of Commerce, and the Better Business Bureau. Owner Eric Bruss is a frequent contributor to Glancer Magazine, offering advice on all matters related to gardening and landscaping. In 2011 the company was honored by the magazine as a winner of their annual Reader’s Choice Award.

Bridge Communities

Bridge Communities is a non-profit organization that is based in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Bridge Communities offers transitional housing and support services to homeless families that live and work in DuPage County. Founded in 1988 by community volunteers Mark Milligan and Bob Wahlgren, Bridge has grown to include nearly 100 units of transitional housing and 18 shared-equity home ownership condominium units. To learn more about their services and fund-raising events go to: