Gardens in Chicago

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Gardens in Chicago

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  • Morella
    Farmington Hills, MI1,010 contributions
    Absolutely loved this place!

    There are different environments connected by doors. Each one has a different theme. Plants and flowers are in great shape, evidently cared well.

    The diversity of environments and colors is enjoyable.

    There is also an area where you can drink coffee and teas, and have good quality croissants and muffins. This was a great find.

    Some of the areas have pathways through the plants. Nicely done.

    Reservations highly recommended at this time.
    Written 7 May 2022
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  • travelwithparti
    Toronto, Canada8 contributions
    Near the zoo, good for a stroll through and contains interesting plants. You need to make reservations ahead of time. The access is free, but they accept donations to help fund the conservatory.
    Written 9 May 2022
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  • Betty
    2,552 contributions
    The Japanese garden is absolutely beautiful. It is nicely manicured and clean. The place is serene, scenic and has a calm atmosphere. The lady told us she was feeding the koi so we were able to watch the koi gather for their food. It is called the Garden of the Phoenix and is it definitely a hidden gem in the park.
    Written 2 October 2021
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  • Jydeoo
    Lagos, Nigeria2,202 contributions
    I visited here, as part of my visit to Millennium Park. Being someone that loves nature, the garden was a delight to me.
    Written 13 June 2020
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  • Irina
    United States9,939 contributions
    Lake Shore East Park is beautiful -- from its vast, green center lawn and cozy shaded alleys with benches and unpretentious-looking fountains to beautiful trees and flowers and tall, slim skyscrapers around it. The park is public, dog-friendly (there's even a separate fenced dog park in this area), excellently maintained, and overall, has a very modern, charming, friendly feel about it.

    Master-planned as the part of the Lakeshore East urban development on about 5 acres of land, the park opened in 2005. The park is actually an inseparable part of this residential area, and it is surrounded by the buildings, that are either luxury condominium skyscrapers, or high-end apartment high-rises, or fascinating townhouses. Some of the skyscrapers are a combination of residencies, businesses and hotels, as for instance, Aqua Tower (also Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel) and St. Regis Chicago Hotel (also a condominium building).

    Lake Shore East Park is so perfectly located in this big city, that it is only several minutes walk from it to many other attractions in the area -- Millennium Park, Maggie Daley Park, Lake Michigan, Lake Shore Drive and Lake Shore Trail, Navy Pier, Chicago River and Chicago River Walk, Magnificent Mile.

    I've been to Lake Shore East Park many times -- and plan to be back any time soon.

    It is a gorgeous, beautiful city park to visit and to relax.
    Written 11 August 2021
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  • Laura O
    5 contributions
    Even if you can't pronounce the name, don't let that sway you from devoting several hours to perusing its unmatched selection of annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, herbs and veggies, the gift shop!! You will not be bored. I have been an avid consumer for decades now and I would not have a seasonal container design business without their help. I rely on the top quality selection of flowers for my landscaping firm every day. Whether you're a home owner, weekend gardener, landscaping professional ....there is something here for you. Bring your checkbook and understand that their prices are reasonable, affordable and worth every penny. Highly recommend you won't find anything like it in Chicago. Staff is always helpful, well trained and willing to guide you through the options for your planting needs. Run, don't walk, to Gethsemane Garden Center.
    Written 10 June 2019
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  • Karyn W
    Kansas City, MO1,485 contributions
    This is a tiny bit of green and peace and outdoor art in the city with some cool sculptures. It was just a few blocks from our hotel so we stopped by.

    There are some neat large sculptures, they all have a sinister feel to them. (we did only visit during daylight hours). But I thought they were all sort of cool. There were three werewolf type figures, and a table that made me think it was for sacrifices. A little door, that didn't actually open, made my husband and I joke it lead to another dimension.

    It was worth a slight walking detour to check it out, it's a cool sculpture garden.
    Written 27 June 2019
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  • beachcruizer77
    Stoughton, WI367 contributions
    A nice clean little park in the middle of the neighborhood with well kept grounds. I'm not sure If go out of my way to come here but if your in the neighborhood, stop by
    Written 18 October 2019
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