A Visit to the Chicago Botanic Gardens

I’ve professed my love for the Chicago Botanic Gardens in a previous post.  Well, we finally made it there today for the first time this year.   Since we usually only get there once a year, it’s interesting to mix up the visits as to the time of year.  At the end of the summer the vegetable garden is in it’s full glory and it is massive.  I kept saying to my daughter, “I wish I lived here.”  Today they had a little farmer’s market too, and we were able to buy some of the vegetables grown at the Chicago Botanic Gardens.  Yum!

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As we were walking through the apple orchard we noticed that the trees were bare of fruit, like our apple tree in our backyard.  I wrote about our apple tree last year and took pictures of Amelia Thimble climbing around in it.  Well, this sign told us why.

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I looked up and took this picture of the grapes growing above out heads in the arbor, so pretty against the blue sky.  I wanted to pick a bunch and start munching on them, but didn’t…

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I brought my Pukipuki Sugar and Izzy with me.  We found a pink rosebush that happened to be in the shade while we were still in the vegetable garden.  Sugar climbed up and I got a picture of her.  The roses match her dress so nicely.

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In the walled English Garden I took a few pictures of Izzy and Sugar under a tree with dappled shade.

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Then they each wanted to climb a tree.  🙂  Hang on tight!

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Here are a few more pictures of some things we saw today.



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  Hope your day was as beautiful as ours was here in Illinois.

6 thoughts on “A Visit to the Chicago Botanic Gardens

  1. Sharon in Spain x

    What a lovely lot of photos, glad you had such a nice day out! It certainly looks like an attractive place to visit and the girls obviously had lots of fun!
    Hugs Sharon in Spain x


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