My mother recently visited, so we took her to Chicago Botanic Garden on the nicest day of her visit. It was finally sunny and warm, and to our delight the tulips were still blooming. It was the perfect spot for families to celebrate Eid and for grads and even a quinceanera to take their photos in their gowns. I loved to see it.
This visit inspired me to finally purchase an annual membership for our family so we can decompress in nature whenever we’d like. Parking is usually $20 a visit, so becoming a member makes sense.
As you can see, the tulips weren’t at their peak but were still beautiful. I loved the color combinations they had throughout the garden.
The mask requirement while at the garden was that you must wear one indoors and when within 6 feet of others, but I’m unsure whether that will change with the recent mask guidance changes. Either way, the garden wasn’t too crowded and spacing was easy.
Many of the buildings and the gift shop was still closed as of May 14, as was the cafe during out late afternoon weekday visit, so bring your snacks.
I look forward to many more relaxing garden walks this year.