Downtown Chicago: A Garden in Our Midst

Isn’t this a lovely sight?  Lurie Garden is located in Millenium Park, just a few steps away from Michigan Avenue.  The garden has four seasons, just like weather.  Plants and flowers are showcased based on the season.  Some refer to it as ‘living art’; I quite agree!

In the midst of a busy and boisterous city that is Chicago, it’s such a pleasure to step away for a moment or two and walk through Lurie Garden.  I think the word I want to use here is, “juxtaposition”.  The two opposite sites look lovely together, I think.

The little walkways through the garden area actually ‘cut through’ a large and tall ‘wall’ of shrubbery.  As you walk ‘through’ the bushes, the next thing you see are beautiful grasses and flowers that look as if you are walking through a Prairie grassland.

A nice reprieve for visitors and locals alike!

  4 comments for “Downtown Chicago: A Garden in Our Midst

  1. June 26, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    One of Chicago’s mottos is “Urbs in horto,” “City in a garden,” and the Park District uses the motto “Hortus in urbe,” “Garden in a city.” This shows why. (Mike Royko suggested the motto should be “Ubi est mea,” “Where’s mine?” He’s good reading, by the way.)

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    • June 26, 2018 at 2:36 pm

      I love this, John! Quite frankly, I didn’t know any of this information. I’ll check out his writing; thank you, John! You are a wealth of Chicago knowledge! Cher xo

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  2. June 26, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    Beautifully captured! It’s one of my favorite views of Chicago. I hope to get down there sometime this summer.

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    • June 26, 2018 at 3:07 pm

      Why thank you so much, Sue! Ah, I do hope you get a chance to visit Chicago again. This view is terrific, isn’t it? Cher xo

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