Monday, July 16, 2012

A Lot More of the Chicago Botanic Garden!

When I do the posts for The Herb Companion, I just don't get a lot of space to express how wonderful some of these gardens are.  As I was submitting my post last night and I clicked the button, I wanted to say the Chicago Botanic Garden is much more than I wrote about in my post.  So here is the more you may have been looking for. 

LVL Arriving at The Visitor Center at the Chicago Botanic Garden

Views from the Visitor Center of the Lake

All Dressed Up for Halloween!

A Very Cleverly Designed Garden Railroad
Fallingwater in Natural Materials

An Edible Corner with Lettuces, Calendulas and Purple Kale, I think!

Herb Garden at the Kitchen Amphitheater

The Regenstein Vegetable Garden Growing in October, 2011

Beans and Nasturtiums Blooming Away!

Two Containers Enough for a Small Vegetable Garden

Formal Knot Garden

Plant Science Center and Sun Evaluation Gardens
Green Roof Garden on the Plant Science Center Roof

Love That Rosemary Growing with Annuals
Circle Garden
Desert Greenhouse
English Walled Garden
More of the English Walled Garden

An Annual Border Still Growing in the October Sun!
So I hope this gives you a better sense of what a wonderful garden the Chicago Botanic Garden is.  They are having an Herb Garden Weekend coming up on July 28-29, 2012.  So if you are lucky enough to live in the area and have the time, I think you would enjoy the experience.  The Herbal Husband was out working in this heat and humidity.  I think I'm the luckier one today!  Inside, typing in the AC.  Just saying!  I have to find a way to get my butt out of bed in the morning and walk!  I'll work on that!  Hope you are having a great day.  Talk to you later.

8 comments:

Carol said...

Very nice! We have a decent botanical gardens in St. Louis. I haven't been for a few years so I think I'll try to catch it when the weather cools down some.

lemonverbenalady said...

Yes, Carol. It makes a nice day but not in the heat!

Mimi said...

The Chicago Botanical Garden has many new areas I have not seen up close and personal! Might have to schedule a trip north.

lemonverbenalady said...

It is well worth it, Mimi. Thanks for stopping by!

FlowerLady said...

Thank you, great photos of a lovely garden. I do love that knot garden.

I want to say too that I 'love' your header picture.

Enjoy your week ~ FlowerLady

lemonverbenalady said...

I loved the knot garden as well, FL. Thanks, I do love the view from that angle of the garden. Have a great week, FL. xxoo Nancy

Tracey@Breathing English Air said...

It looks fabulous, especially when I made the pictures larger to get a really good look! I cannot believe how much they have managed to get into the two vegetable containers.

lemonverbenalady said...

Thanks for reminding me Tracey! Some times the photo is too small to get the details! Thanks for stopping by! xxoo Nancy