Located on the south side of the Art Institute of Chicago along Michigan Avenue, this simple and modern garden is uniquely built upon a parking garage. It is as peaceful as it is beautiful and includes an open courtyard with symmetrically placed trees surrounding it. The garden has a fantastically soothing ambiance, no matter what the weather may be.
South Garden, 111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA +1 312 443 3600
The Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool is the ultimate escape destination. It has a specifically designed lily pool that was built in 1889, and still runs today. The garden was designed by the architect Alfred Caldwell, who took the opportunity to show off his expertise and create a symbolic vision of beauty.
Known for its vibrant colors and attractive essence, the Lurie Garden blooms with life even on the coldest of days. Built in 2004 and located at the southern end of Millennium Park, it is home to a wide variety of plants and flowers. The garden looks just as beautiful in the winter as it does in the summer, making it the ideal place to relax year round.
Lurie Garden, 201 East Randolph Street, Chicago, IL, USA +1 312 228 1004
Within the sprawling urban Grant Park, you will find a beautiful Rose Garden hidden away. This ‘park within a park’ is the perfect spot to get away to. Most attractive in summer when the roses bloom, it also lies close to the picturesque Buckingham Fountain.
Buckingham Fountain, 301 South Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL, USA +1 312 742 7529
Completed in 1996 and designed to be a celebration of life and hope, the Cancer Survivors’ Garden is one of the most peaceful places within the city area. With views over Lake Michigan, many visit the park for a quick break from their everyday hurry or to recharge and reflect.