Monday, March 12, 2012

Garden Lanterns - -Watershed #5

The Chicago Botanic Garden - Japanese Garden

There are twenty-four different garden areas covering 385 acres at the Chicago Botanic Garden.  This posting will share a few photos of the Japanese Garden, focusing on some of the many lanterns used in that garden.  It is easy to spend hours within that area and many more hours in the other well developed gardens.  In a future posting, other sections of the botanic garden will be shown.  The Chicago Botanic Garden is in the southern reaches of the watershed that cradles the Gardens at Waters East.

In the Japanese Garden of the CBG, there is wonderful sense of calm and serenity.  It is so inviting and relaxing.  Like Gardens at Waters East, you too might find a number of “ideas” to incorporate into your own garden space.

Relax, be at peace, enjoy this short photo tour.

In the original past posting - - July 2, 2011,  basic ideas with lots of facts were shared about watersheds,  especially the watershed area that cradles Gardens at Waters East.
Additional postings on the watershed can be found in the archives of this Blog on:  September 9, 2011,  October 17, 2011,  February 3, 2012 and March 1, 2012.  All of these postings have interesting comments and photos.  All encouraged you to look at your own watershed and how it is being treated by others – and by you.

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  1. What a lovely place. Thank you.

  2. Hello.

    What a nice place. I´m visiting Chicago later on this summer and perhaps there will be time to visit the place. I´m definately going to see Alcatraz.

    Helga, Denmark

  3. Such a beautiful place, thank you for sharing it with us!

  4. Really enjoyed the walk around the Japanese Garden, love all those different lanterns.

  5. This is lovely, and is often the case with your blog, another site I'd like to Wisconsin this summer. For today, I took a long walk along Lake Norman in North Carolina. The trees are in full white and pink bloom, the shrubs are red and yellow, the birds are singing in loud song. It is a beautiful day!

  6. I can remember that place. It is lovely place.

  7. Thanks for...
    reminding me how much I miss the Chicago Botanic Garden, and my home town!
    aka Bay Area Tendrils ;-)

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    for the bride

  9. Another place I hope to visit while I'm home. Thanks for sharing....looks beautiful even with the cooler temps.

  10. Japanese gardens have a calm and inviting charm even in their simplicity. It also shows the minimalist nature of the people from the Land of the Rising Sun. Even though it is so, one can't help but feel in awe of the beauty Japanese gardens have to offer.

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