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Best Green Spaces and Gardens

Chicago's official motto is "Urbs in Horto," which means "City in a Garden," and they have certainly lived up to that expectation. There are many green spaces and gardens in the Windy City making it a pioneering city in advancing landscape architecture. Chicago is still adding more but, for now, these are some of the best green spaces and gardens to visit.

  • 1.

    The Winter Garden

    The Winter Garden

    This garden at the Harold Washington Library is accessible from the Orange, Pink, Brown, and Purple lines

  • 2.

    Northerly Island

    Northerly Island

    The park is more of a green and tan space, when the sand on the artificial peninsula is factored in.

  • 3.

    Cancer Survivors’ Garden

    Cancer Survivors’ Garden

    The Cancer's Survivor Garden is one of the first gardens in the northeastern part of Grant Park.

  • 4.

    Millennium Park and the Lurie Garden

    Millennium Park and the Lurie Garden

    Millennium Park is a short walk from the Cancer Survivors’ Garden, easily spotted by The Bean sculpture.

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