Must-See Attractions in Chicago
For a city renowned for its buildings, Chicago offers notable greenspace.
Chicago Botanic Garden Monthly exhibits round out an already-hefty offering of walks, birding, bicycling and blooms. chicago-botanic.org
Lurie Garden A living prairiescape framed by landmark Chicago architecture, this free garden not only illustrates Illinois' tallgrass prairie plants but also demonstrates beautiful possibilities for Midwest gardens. luriegarden.org
Garfield Park Conservatory This free garden emphasizes Midwest native plants and materials. Parts of the conservatory were heavily damaged in a summer 2011 hailstorm; check the website for updates. garfield-conservatory.com