April 15, 2015
Celebrate cheery spring flowers as you visit the Chicago Botanic Garden—a colorful horticultural oasis!
Sunny yellow forsythias, magnolias, Cornelian cherry dogwoods and the cascading chartreuse branches of willows, reflected in the water, provide the backdrop for thousands of flowering bulbs. The patches of electric blue seen in many gardens now are Siberian squill. The Sensory Garden is speckled with big patches of glory-of-the-snow, white Siberian squill and Harmony iris. Evening Island and the Lakeside Gardens are blanketed with yellow and white narcissus. The island west of the parking lots is planted with Carlton and Ice Follies daffodils. Along the Edens, you can see Dutch Master, Marieke and Spellbinder daffodils. The woods has come alive with bloodroot, spring cress and trout lilies. Spring annuals including pansies, Persian buttercups and Morocco toadflax, are being planted in flower beds and containers.
See spring arrive at the Chicago Botanic Garden.