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16 of Chicago's Greatest Secret Gardens and Park Spaces

Chicago's official motto is "Urbs in Horto," which translates to mean "City in a Garden." Besides being the birthplace of the skyscraper, Chicago has long held a reputation for being a pioneering city in advancing landscape architecture. From Daniel Burnham's boulevard system to Frederick Law Olmsted's lakefront parks to Jens Jensen's Prairie-era masterpieces, Chicago has many parks and gardens to explore. Landscape architecture is back on the rise with several exciting projects from Michael Van Valkenburgh, Carol Ross Barney and Jeanne Gang being delivered to the city's residents.

From familiar destinations to lesser known neighborhood gems...>>