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Gardens

The City of Chicago's motto is "Urbs in Horto", which means city in a garden.  Our city is home to a vast number of beautiful gardens, and many of those are located in Chicago's parks, providing visitors with sights and smells throughout the year. With close to 75-acres of gardens currently enhancing Chicago’s parks, visitors will get a colorful display of flowers throughout the spring, summer and early fall seasons.

Since the development of Chicago’s earliest parks, gardens have been an integral part of the Chicago Park District and are a top tourist attraction. Chicago’s front yard is a spectacular site to see beginning late April and throughout the summer and early fall. Chicago Park District gardens are planted for the summer by June 15th, and most hold their color well into October.  Earlier in the year, look for spring plantings at a few parks, including Grant Park.  These gardens are at their peak mid-April to mid-May.  Visit the following outdoor gardens display featuring thousands of flowers surrounded by sculptures and waterfalls.

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Douglas Park Formal Gardens

Douglas Park Formal Gardens

Location: corner of Sacramento Ave. and Ogden Ave.

Park: Douglas Park

Park Phone: (773) 762-2842

Notes: Formal Gardens

Buckingham Fountain Flower Gardens

Buckingham Fountain Flower Gardens

Location: Lake Shore Dr. & Buckingham Fountain (500 S. Lake Shore Dr.)

Park: Grant Park

Park Phone: (312) 742-3918

Notes: Buckingham Fountain Flower Gardens

Cancer Survivor's Garden

Cancer Survivor's Garden

Location: Upper Randolph St. just east of Daley Bicentennial Pkwy., between Columbus Dr. & Michigan Ave.

Park: Grant Park

Park Phone: (312) 742-3918

Notes: Cancer Survivor's Garden

Congress Median Garden

Congress Median Garden

Location: Center Median off of Congress Pkwy., between Columbus Dr. & Michigan Ave.

Park: Grant Park

Park Phone: (312) 742-3918

Notes: Congress Median Garden

Congress Plaza Gardens

Congress Plaza Gardens

Location: Michigan Ave. & Congress Pkwy.

Park: Grant Park

Park Phone: (312) 742-3918

Notes: Congress Plaza Gardens

Congress Triangle Garden

Congress Triangle Garden

Location: Center triangle on Congress Pkwy. & Michigan Ave.

Park: Grant Park

Park Phone: (312) 742-3918

Notes: Congress Triangle Garden

Formal Gardens

Formal Gardens

Location: Corner of Balbo Ave. & Michigan Ave. (across from the Hilton Towers Hotel)

Park: Grant Park

Park Phone: (312) 742-3918

Notes: Formal Gardens

North President's Court

North President's Court

Location: Columbus Dr. & Congress Pkwy. (just north of Congress Pkwy.)

Park: Grant Park

Park Phone: (312) 742-3918

Notes: North President's Court (Potager Garden run by Growing Power)

South President's Court

South President's Court

Location: Columbus Dr. & Congress Pkwy. (just south of Congress Pkwy.)

Park: Grant Park

Park Phone: (312) 742-3918

Notes: South President's Court

Spirit of Music Gardens

Spirit of Music Gardens

Location: Corner of Balbo Ave. & Michigan Ave. (just north of Balbo Ave.)

Park: Grant Park

Park Phone: (312) 742-3918

Notes: Spirit of Music Gardens

Tiffany & Co. Foundation Celebration Garden

Tiffany & Co. Foundation Celebration Garden

Location: South of Buckingham Fountain, East of Columbus Dr. and west of Lake Shore Drive.

Park: Grant Park

Park Phone: (312) 742-3918

Notes: Tiffany & Co. Foundation Celebration Garden

Formal Gardens

Formal Gardens

Location: corner of Humboldt Blvd. and Division St.

Park: Humboldt Park

Park Phone: (312) 742-7549

Notes: Formal Gardens

Jackson Osaka Garden

Jackson Osaka Garden

Location: 6401 S. Stony Island Ave.

Park: Jackson Park

Park Phone: (773) 256.0903

Notes: Osaka Garden

Jackson Park Perennial Garden

Jackson Park Perennial Garden

Location: South of the Museum of Science and Industry between Cornell Dr. & Lake Shore Dr.

Park: Jackson Park

Park Phone: (773) 256.0903

Notes: Jackson Park Perennial Garden

Grandmother's Garden

Grandmother's Garden

Location: Corner of Stockton Dr. & Webster Ave. (3 blocks long)

Park: Lincoln Park

Park Phone: (312) 742-7726

Notes: Grandmother's Garden

Great Garden

Great Garden

Location: West of Lincoln Park Zoo off Stockton Dr.

Park: Lincoln Park

Park Phone: (312) 742-7726

Notes: Great Garden

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