England In Illinois

I’m in Chicago this weekend visiting my daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter, the lovely Luciana.

This morning we went to the Chicago Botanic Garden which is one of my favorite spots. Unfortunately we only had about a half an hour to tour before thunder and lightning drove us back to our car.

We did have time to see the English Walled Garden, which I love.  Here are some pictures.

The shrub pictured above is a Variegated Weigela.  I’m planting one this year!!

 

14 thoughts on “England In Illinois

  1. AmySue says:

    What a beautiful daughter, granddaughter and garden. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Thank YOU, and you are welcome!! :-)

  3. jmgoyder says:

    What a beautiful child – Luciana!

  4. david stuart says:

    Deborah hello. I can’t find the English in Chicago pictures… so to be so dim, but where are they?

  5. david stuart says:

    ah, found on wordpress. nice. But they look like generalised early 18th century formal, which you did excellently in the US too. I wonder what the design folk at Chicago think ‘English’ gardens actually are?

  6. Ah, one of my favorite places to visit here in Chicago. Your daughter and granddaughter are beautiful, as are your pictures. Isn’t the Botanic Garden a wonderful place? I discover something new each and every time I visit.

    I was nearby, in Winnetka, for the first Garden Conservancy Open Day in the area on Sunday and had to beat the rain as well, but did get to walk the amazing estate in awe.

  7. How lovely! If you are ever in Pittsburgh, it has a great botanical garden/conservatory you may enjoy.

  8. Darling baby! It looks like you had a great time. Happy Weekend!

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