Hi Leslie Harris filling in for Mitch Michaels today. Yesterday I made the trek to the north shore to the Chicago Botanic Garden.
My vaccinated niece is staying with me, so I wanted to show her one of the gems of our area. It took close to an hour to get there, but it was worth it!
Before you even walk up to the entrance, you are greeted by a sea of colorful tulips. Given that it is tulip season, they were in abundance everywhere throughout the gardens, in every shade you can imagine, and different shapes too. There were some that even had lacey edges to the petals.
We also checked out the bonsai trees, which I always find fascinating, as well as the Japanese Island, the English walled garden and the native plant gardens.
There’s so much to see and do at the Chicago Botanic Garden. I highly recommend putting it on your list of places to get to soon. You must reserve an entrance time before going, and while there are a lot of flowers now, there will be even more in about a month, so you might want to wait until the Rose garden is in bloom. It’s pretty spectacular.
By the way, if you are a member of The Morton Arboretum, there is a reciprocal agreement for admission.