Chicago Botanical Gardens: rose garden in rain
My first time at this garden. After 6 hours we had only seen about 1/4 of the gardens. Not layed out very well (a lot of walking-6$ each trolly ride- and restrooms only on the main island?!) but so beautiful and elegantly designed, a feast for the eyes indoors and out!!*...
It was raining when we left and raining for half out visit. I thought the rain might lend for some added interest... It sort of did but it was just, messy, too...
(An odd disapointment for me was that the greenhouses have the everyday plants in most Florida yards where I moved up from, so, nothing new in there for me...) :(
I love the challenge of shooting water lilies, haven't had much practice and really love other peoples great shots!* I was hoping some lotus would still be blooming but too late for peak season which was probably in August...
Ideal would be to bring a model with costumes, the backdrops in here are gorgeous!* ;)
Chicago Botanical Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
Main: (847) 835-5440
Member: (847) 835-8215