96 pages, colour photos
Accompanied by charming and accessible text, the floral centerfolds of A Journey to Nine Islands invite the reader to participate in the world of the Chicago Botanic Garden – one of the nation's most visited public gardens and a preeminent center for learning and plant science.
This remarkable volume showcases these lush and extraordinary gardens with 96 pages of beautifully reproduced full-colour photography – capturing images from Chicago Botanic Garden sites as diverse as the English Oak Meadow, the Rose Garden, the Prairie, and the exquisite Heritage Garden. The breathtaking images featured in A Journey to Nine Islands represent only a small portion of the stunning blooms on view year-round at the Botanic Garden – a magisterial landscape that changes with the seasons, welcoming plants like the late-blooming sawtooth sunflower in the early autumn and the panicle hydrangea in the heat of midsummer.
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The Chicago Botanic Garden, one of the green treasures of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, is a 385-acre living plant museum featuring twenty-three distinct display gardens surrounded by lakes, as well as a prairie and woodlands, with a living collection of 2.3 million plants.