A sculpture by Alexander Calder one block from the hotel we stayed at for Chicago Spring Fling which was within easy walking distance of Millennium Park.
Heading towards the park, the road dead ended right in front of the Art Institute of Chicago. Lucky us there was free admission after 5pm on the day we arrived.
The Lurie Garden speaks for itself.
A full plant list and tons of background information can be found at the link above if needed.
With a 10 million dollar endowment it is easier to have a focused and directed effort in a garden that is reminiscent of our own sunny utility easements.
What we can do here though is add salvias and baptisias.
A bit more amsonia would be good too.
Actually I think the key is just a whole lot more of everything coupled with dedicated weeding. Maybe one of those lottery tickets will pan out and I could spend the rest of my life weeding peacefully.
The Cloud Gate is another major draw in Millennium Park.
Your intrepid garden blogger and fellow traveler Aparina pose for a reflective portrait.
How cool is that. This sculpture totally draws the viewer in and becomes an interactive experience.
The garden at the Art Institute of Chicago was open on our second pass through this area and we wandered through for a look.
Sculpture placed in a large bed in the New American style of planting design.
And all that is just some of we saw in a couple of hours one afternoon in the big city.