June 22, 2008


Imagine that this is your living room and you are looking out at the garden.

In the distance you see a lovely tranquil view

The only color you see is green

but you don't care

That's because you're at the Chicago Botanic Garden, where dreams come true.


  1. Oh! Please, stop it! I am a reader from Plainfield NJ and I can't wait to finally go and see the city of my dreams!

    Which is Chicago!

    I know the pastures always look greener on the other side, but Chicago seems to have come a long way since I started reading about it few years ago.

    I often wish we were living there, but our business keeps us up here north, and while I love NY and love my 1892 Colonial Revival home, Chicago calls me all the time.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us readers from afar your city and your beautiful garden. And now the Botanic Garden, which I will include on my list of "Must See".

    Maria Pellum
    Plainfield, NJ

  2. I love the Japanese Garden there. Last year I went with my son's 2d grd class to CBG. I took my little group of boys over to the islands. They really liked the weights used to shape the trees. I also showed them that there are lots of shades of green in plants. I hoped they learned something.

  3. Peaceful and serene come to mind when looking at the view. How wonderful.

  4. All that green is lovely and soothing. So many shades that the eye is never bored. Green is the primary color in the garden anyway.~~Dee

  5. I love Chicago but haven't visited the garden there. Thank you for sharing this little piece of heaven with us, Carolyn.

  6. I can't believe that I live this close and have never been there...I will get it on my list of places to see before I die.

  7. “Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.” (Pedro Calderon de la Barca) A lovely post, Carolyn.

  8. How lovely! It reminds me a bit of the Montreal Botanical Gardens, mostly because the Chinese and Japanese gardens were the part I liked the absolute best when I visited there two years ago.

  9. Love those greens. It seems that Japanese gardens are always so calming with all their greens.


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