My step mom and sisters were in Washington DC on Mother's day and we went to the Botanical Gardens. It was just perfect! From what I hear, Chicago was a little cold and damp.Not the bright and beautiful day DC had.
Those arch ways made with coir baskets were in the front of the building. They had sprinkler units through out, but no plant yet. So I don't know if they will be filled with flowers or food.
There was a beautiful display of orchids. One room was dedicated to orchids which had a small fountain and faux fallen tree. There were so many different shapes, sizes, and colors. Some had smooth petals and some ruffled. It was just amazing.
There was a children's garden where kids could water some Gerber Daises and run through a small bamboo grove. It was very sweet for the kids.
Oh Roses. We have a wild rose that I pull out all the time. All the thorns and fickleness just don't do it for me. But when I see a Rose Garden that is well put together, I just mush. I love them. These pink pretties smelled just what you would expect from a rose.
What we did not see was a vegetable garden. There was a section of medicinal plants that consisted of mostly herbs and edibles. Like this little pineapple.
I did expect to see a vegetable garden. Especially for kids. At least there was a display for kids and it wasn't all formal gardens. There was plenty of places to rest and reflect on Mom! I really enjoyed it.