Chicago Flowers

Chicago is a beautiful city with over 8,100 acres of green spaces, 26 miles of lakefront, almost 50 natural areas and 580 parks. In the Spring Chicago pops with color in the flower beds along the Michigan Avenue also known as the Magnificent Mile.

The Magnificent Mile

Even the median down Chicago’s Magnificent Mile is lined with flower beds!

Shades of pink tulips along Michigan Ave.

Cheerful red, yellow and white tulips

Shades of purple and orange tulips

The planters at the John Hancock Observatory entrance are filled with alyssum and pansies. The views from a thousand feet up are not to be missed when visiting Chicago.

Flowers at the John Hancock

The Water Tower and the pumping station are the only 2 buildings to survive the Great Fire of Chicago of 1871.

Tulips at the Water Tower

Pink cyclamen, white alyssum and pussy willow fill this planter surrounded by white tulips

Pretty pink sweet peas

The InterContinental Chicago is only hotel in Chicago with an entrance on Michigan Ave. They filled window boxes with pussy willows, yellow tulips and pink hydrangea all around the building.

Window boxes at the InterContinental Chicago

Tulips at the InterContinental Chicago

When you are in Chicago be sure to take time to enjoy the flowers throughout the city and on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile.


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2 Responses to “Chicago Flowers”

  1. santafetraveler
    May 5, 2012 at 11:10 am #

    These are just beautiful!

  2. Violet D. Anderson
    May 5, 2012 at 12:01 am #

    I really enjoyed this article. I love the colorful flowers. I could identify with so many of the quotes and it’s good to know I’m not alone.

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