About Us

About Keeler Gardens

Roses cover the arbor and trellis, and peonies complement.
Roses cover the arbor and trellis, and peonies complement.

Thank you for your interest in Keeler Gardens, our 501(c)(3) organization, incorporated in the State of Illinois. You will find here our mission, vision, and ways you can get connected.

We welcome all levels of interest and intend to be a valuable resource. So, if you can’t find what you are looking for on our site reach out to us, we want to hear from you.

Click here to view and download our mission, programs, and funding requests.

Our Mission

Keeler Gardens improves the health and sustainability of urban community life through environmental experiences, supporting diversity and youth development, and building a connection to nature.

We educate on biophilia, and the inclusion of the natural world into any space and every lifestyle, for the betterment of our overall health and well-being.

We are a local community resource and look forward to regional and extended partnering with a wide range of participants.

Our Vision

Our vision is to create a community where everyone has access to, and benefits from, plants, flowers, edibles, and wildlife in a biophilic, sustainable, ecologically sound system that can be a model for communities everywhere.

Join Us in Our Endeavors

Our Participate page holds the many ways you can take advantage of our programs and support Keeler Gardens.

If you would like to contact us directly our Executive Director, Ed Caplan, can be reached at 773-206-6072 or via email at Ed@keelergardens.com.


We at Keeler Gardens are a resource for you on all things bioiphilia. We are available on a variety of social platforms so you can find us on your social network of choice.

We are over on Facebook too, and here is the giant Facebook logo to prove it.   Our Facebook Page is Keeler Gardens

Keeler Gardens is on Twitter, and here is the Giant Twitter Logo to prove it! We are @ggkeelerg   Follow our tweets on Twitter @KeelerGardens

Instagram   View our images on Instagram @KeelerGardens

Keeler Gardens is on YouTube, and here is the Giant YouTube Logo to prove it!   Subscribe to our YouTube Channel

We are over on GrowIt too, and here is the giant Growit logo to prove it.   Find detailed plant info on Growit, a new social gardening mobile app.  Look for us as “Keeler Gardens”.

An inviting path through the garden.
An inviting path through the garden.