One of my favorite spots to visit in the Chicago area is the Chicago Botanic Gardens. It’s nice to visit during different times of year when different plants and flowers are featured. And in December, there is Lightscape – a light show that takes over the gardens four nights a week during the holiday season. (Click on the link above to see my post about this show.)
In February or early March is the annual orchid show.
Besides orchids, there are other beautiful flowers and plants on display, such as this pitcher plant…
and cactus in the desert greenhouse.
In May, I love to see the fields of poppies...
…and wander around to delight in other spring beauties.
In the summer, my friend Marcia and I head to the butterfly pavilion.
And of course, in July there is a lot more beauty that surrounds us as we stroll through the gardens.
During December’s Lightscape, there is not much to see in the way of flowering plants, but that’s OK because the light show is spectacular! Dress warmly!