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Chicago has some of the world's most outstanding gardens, parks and natural beauty spots. Immerse yourself in this beauty by spending the day viewing the best the city has to offer. Different seasons provide different pleasures!



  • One of the most beautiful publicly owned Botanic Gardens. It was originally designed by noted landscape architect Jens Jensen, considered the "Father of American Landscape Architecture"



  • The Japanese Garden - created for the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893. We will stroll through this unique and charming garden, with its lovely plantings, arched bridge and stone lanterns.



  • An historical memorial in a park-like setting. Honoring one of Illinois' great statesman. This is another example of a public/private garden.



  • The Wild Flower Garden. Meet the creator of this unusual and magnificent garden. See how private citizens have worked together to preserve our natural heritage.



  • A Roof Top Park - a surprise garden located atop the parking garage of a luxury apartment complex. This 11 acre garden includes a myriad of beautiful plantings. Ponds, ducks and walkways. An additional option can be a tour of the model apartments, and the indoor-outdoor solarium pool area.



  • An Amazing Plant Shop - featuring a dazzling array of plants, decorative arts, antiques and candles all amidst a lovely courtyard setting.



  • An Historical Cemetery. Enjoy this beautiful park-like setting with its outstanding sculpture and landmark monuments - the final resting place of many of Chicago's founders and who's who of society... Marshall Field, George Pullman, Potter Palmer, Daniel Burnham.... All who lie in great splendor amidst their friends and neighbors, just as they did in life!



  • Navy Pier - Chicago's "oldest and newest" attraction - the newly restored navy pier! Tour the pier from "end to end" - walk through the Crystal Gardens, the family pavilion past the Children's Museum and Imax theater - and then on to the carousel and the famous Ferris wheel.



  • A Roof Top Solarium Pool Area - enjoy a delightful lunch amidst the greenery of this garden pool setting - or - a delicious lunch in a charming cafe in lovely Lincoln park.

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