Today It’s the English Walled Garden

I was going to wrap up my posts from the Chicago Botanic Gardens today, but I have too many photos yet to show you.  So,… here is day three, and there will be a day four.

Today, I am going to show you photos from the English Walled Garden.  This is perhaps my favorite garden of all; I could easily spend the day here with my knitting basket.  It’s a cozy space made up of six rooms, with peaceful nooks for sitting and listening to water sounds, brick walls and walkways, shady apple trees, climbing vines,  and pots of scented geraniums.  You can even reserve this space for receptions.  Here is another link for more information about the English Walled Garden.

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These lilies were in full bloom underneath an apple tree.  They caught my eye as they were quite striking being a pearly white with burgundy outlines on the center petals.

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english walled garden 955If you looked closely you could find sweet peas growing amongst other plants.

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Violas were blooming underneath another tree.  A few blue morning glories and clematis were climbing up a trellis.

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Out in the bright sunshine was a plethora of red cosmos as well as happy daisies.

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Pots of scented geraniums lined each side of the many sets of steps.  I rubbed the leaves between my fingers and tried to distinguish the different scents.  Luckily, the pots had tags as I got many wrong.

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I am used to see cut Gerbera daisies with straws on their stems to keep them upright.  These Gerbera daisies had no problems standing up straight at all.  They were a vibrant red orange color.

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One of my favorite flowers, tiny lobelia, was growing in pots.

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These delphiniums appeared to be iridescent.  They are beautiful, but seem to be so delicate.  As I was standing by the flower bed taking these photos, a stem snapped in two.

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I spied quite a few different varieties of apple trees in the English Walled Garden.

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As we were leaving the English Walled Garden we noticed these grapes climbing on the brick walls.

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One thing I realized while visiting this garden is that at one time or another I have grown many of these flowers in my own simple flower gardens.

I hope you enjoyed visiting the English Walled Garden at the Chicago Botanic Gardens with me.

Bye for now!

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6 thoughts on “Today It’s the English Walled Garden

  1. Joy

    So glad you shared some more photos. The place is fantastic. I agree with your last comment. I too have grown many of the plants over the years. Kind of makes me sad that we are so overgrown now. I do have a Cranesbill Geranium very much like the one you show. Nothing can kill it fortunately.

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    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi Joy,
      So glad you enjoyed more photos from our Chicago Botanic Gardens visit. I don’t garden like I used to either. It takes so much time, and I guess I don’t enjoy it enough. Geraniums are pretty hardy. The frost always kills ours though. Have a great day!

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    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi April,
      They caught my eye from across the gardens, had to get closer for a look, and I’m glad I did. Glad you enjoyed my photos! Thanks for commenting.

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