I had a chance to visit Lurie Garden in Millenium Park in downtown Chicago a couple of weeks ago (thanks again to Amanda Thomsen, FG‘s newest blogger, who acted as my guide!), and it was spectacular! This is obviously a garden that peaks in fall, and the contrast of the meadow-like plantings to the buildings that surround the park is stunning. Here are a few scenes from the garden.
**On Monday I’ll share a few pics of the gardens in other areas of Millenium Park**
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A lovely rural oasis amidst urban squalor... needs only a few deer.
Would love to see this garden sometime. Lucky you!
Wow, amazing juxtaposition! Thanks, Michelle! I am unable to click to enlarge any of the photos except the featured one, however :-(
atthetimberline: you need first to click on one of the little photos. When you do that, it becomes the large photo on the top of the page. Then click on it again to enlarge it. Give it a try.
Yes, it is a beautiful garden. Part of its success is that it never peaks--it is beautiful whenever one visits. That is the genius of the designers. I suggest visiting when your own garden is not at its peak because there are signs that give information on the species in bloom at the time. I used this information to add to my late spring garden an allium that I wouldn't have known about otherwise.
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