Last weekend, we visited several gardens on Chicago’s North Shore during one of the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days. These days are always a delight and, as many of you know, Tom and I frequent them whenever we can.
Chicago’s North Shore houses magnificent estates with storied, historical pasts and vibrant gardening attributes, including sweeping lawns meticulously groomed by resident gardeners. They hold in their grasp garden rooms more expansive than most of our more humble gardens, with expansive swaths of floral and fauna, as well as amazing sculptures hidden amongst the rose arbors and at the end of plane tree allees.
While I am a bit busy this weekend, I did want to take jus a moment to introduce you to a few faces we met on last weekend’s Open Days adventure, as well as the scenic view of Lake Michigan a short distance from the garden where these photos were taken. Much of this garden was designed by the great garden landscaper, Rosemary Verey. The sculpture of her, below on left, was done by the renowned garden sculptor, Simon Verity. This garden had only one folly, which I hope to show you soon.
Have a great day, wherever you are reading this from, and try to take some time to enjoy the scenery.