Daily Archives: July 12, 2016

Today It’s the English Walled Garden

I was going to wrap up my posts from the Chicago Botanic Gardens today, but I have too many photos yet to show you.  So,… here is day three, and there will be a day four.

Today, I am going to show you photos from the English Walled Garden.  This is perhaps my favorite garden of all; I could easily spend the day here with my knitting basket.  It’s a cozy space made up of six rooms, with peaceful nooks for sitting and listening to water sounds, brick walls and walkways, shady apple trees, climbing vines,  and pots of scented geraniums.  You can even reserve this space for receptions.  Here is another link for more information about the English Walled Garden.

english walled garden 984

english walled garden 967

These lilies were in full bloom underneath an apple tree.  They caught my eye as they were quite striking being a pearly white with burgundy outlines on the center petals.

lilies 963

lily 964

english walled garden 001

english walled garden 955If you looked closely you could find sweet peas growing amongst other plants.

sweet peas 957

sweet peas 010

Violas were blooming underneath another tree.  A few blue morning glories and clematis were climbing up a trellis.

violas 018

morning glories 015

clematis 973

Out in the bright sunshine was a plethora of red cosmos as well as happy daisies.

cosmos 969

daisies 965

Pots of scented geraniums lined each side of the many sets of steps.  I rubbed the leaves between my fingers and tried to distinguish the different scents.  Luckily, the pots had tags as I got many wrong.

geraniums scented 972

I am used to see cut Gerbera daisies with straws on their stems to keep them upright.  These Gerbera daisies had no problems standing up straight at all.  They were a vibrant red orange color.

gerbera daisies 974

fountain english garden 003

english walled garden 966

english walled garden 002

One of my favorite flowers, tiny lobelia, was growing in pots.

lobelia 970

These delphiniums appeared to be iridescent.  They are beautiful, but seem to be so delicate.  As I was standing by the flower bed taking these photos, a stem snapped in two.

delphiniums 013

delphiniums 009

I spied quite a few different varieties of apple trees in the English Walled Garden.

apples 961

As we were leaving the English Walled Garden we noticed these grapes climbing on the brick walls.

grapes 006

One thing I realized while visiting this garden is that at one time or another I have grown many of these flowers in my own simple flower gardens.

I hope you enjoyed visiting the English Walled Garden at the Chicago Botanic Gardens with me.

Bye for now!