The Chicago Botanic Garden.
Once inside, the Garden itself took care of continuing the afternoon's positivity. Generally, April might be too early to visit an attraction like the Chicago Botanic Garden. But this year's unseasonably warm March meant many of the flowers were blooming and there were plenty of stunning views to be enjoyed.
The Crescent Garden.
A view from the English Walled Garden.
(...still waiting on a bit of tree greening)
Fragrant Crab Apple blossoms were all throughout the gardens.
A bridge onto the island housing The Japanese Garden.
The Circle Garden.
The Botanic Garden was quite a hike from the South Loop. But the fresh air, beautiful blooms and peaceful quiet of the gardens made the trek well worth our time. But don't take my word for it, if you're around Chicago take a day and pay a visit yourself.
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I'm a sucker for tulips.
Do you have a particular flower that makes your heart skip a beat?