Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Rose Garden at The Chicago Botanic Gardens: Which one is your favorite?

There is so much to see and enjoy at The Chicago Botanic Garden that it is impossible to write about it in just one post, so I will be sharing with you a series of posts of my favorite spaces within the garden. About a month ago at the end of June I was lucky to visit the gardens for the first time. One of the perks of having a blog is that you get cool invitations to a variety of wonderful places. The team at the gardens, have been exceptionally generous and have invited me and my family to enjoy a couple of events this summer.

Today I was extremely lucky to be able to bring my mother and my kids to the gardens. My mother's favorite flower is the rose. I remember last month when I walked into the Rose Garden, my mother was the first person that came to my mind. I wished she was there. I started photographing every single flower and sending them all the way to Spain so she could enjoy them as much as I was enjoying them. Today, she got to see the roses with her own eyes - it was precious. My wish came true!!

The Rose Garden is a walled garden, almost oval in shape. It has a great fountain (The Rose Petal Fountain) at the back over a big lawn.

A circular path takes you around the area and as you walk you get to enjoy the 150 different varieties of roses they hold. There are roses of all sizes and colors. I took photos of some of my favorites. I hope you enjoy them as much as we did!

Which one is your favorite? This is mine.

Admission to the garden is free, but you must pay a parking fee of $25 per car if you go by car. (Cook county residents get a discount). However, if you join and become a member, you will enjoy free parking for a whole year, discounts to exhibits, the cafe and many other benefits. If you ask me, it is so worth it!!!

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