Chicago's Spring Flowers

One of the best things to happen in Chicago is the inevitable end of winter.  When winter ends spring begins and that means summer is just around the corner.  We won’t go over all the amazing things to do in Chicago during the summer months, will save that blog for later, but we will talk about one key part of spring.  That is of course spring flowers, spring flowers fill Chicago every April and beginning of May with a colorful display you don’t want to miss.  What better way to enjoy the colorful season then a quick guide to the best viewing spots of Chicago spring flowers.  Remember, many of these areas are within walking distance of countless PPM buildings ranging from the Gold Coast to Lincoln Park.  So make sure to check them out while you still can!

Jackson Park/Osaka Gardens

We did a video last year on Osaka Gardens and how you can see spring both in Chicago and Japan all at once.  From the beautiful Cherry blossoms to the hand crafted Japanese garden.  This is a spot you don’t want to miss this spring.

Lurie Garden

In the downtown area?  Why not walk through Laurie Garden next to Millennium Park.  It’s right next to the Chicago Art Institute and is lined with countless paths of blooming spring flowers.  Protected by two 15-foot hedges, the garden is home to many colorful plants.  A must see off Michigan Ave!

Chicago Botanic Garden

A staple in Chicago gardens, the Chicago Botanic Garden has it all.  25 garden displays and four natural habitats, there is more wilderness here they you can hope for.  Countless colorful flowers bloom here in an almost endless sea of color.

Garfield Park Conservatory

Azaleas, spring bulbs and perennials enhance the art collective Luftwerk’s LED light installation, Solarize: A Sea of All Colors.  Bringing in light and color to enhance the beautiful flowers lined inside this Chicago conservatory.

Lincoln Park Conservatory

Home of the spring flower show, find a rotating selection of spring blooms.  Including a leafy descendants of the azaleas that bloomed at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition as well as many others!