Chicago North: Chicago Botanic Garden: Sculptures at the Garden

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May 14, 2013: Trip to the Chicago Botanic Garden

I love flowers!!! Spread over 385-acre area, Chicago Botanic Garden is one of my favorite spots in Chicago. It’s really a plant museum, with about 26 theme gardens. Some of my favorites being, Bulb Garden, Rose Garden, Sensory Garden, Native Plant Garden and Circle Garden. In this trip, I wanted to enjoy the flowers and also photograph the sculptures. I also made small little videos of the water-fountains, which can be seen here.. click here..


Lavender Twist™ weeping redbud

Lavender Twist™ weeping redbud

 


 

SCULPTURES at CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN

Late Spring Bloom  click here..

VIDEOS of Waterfall and Fountains.. click here..

 


 

Carolus Linnaeus - by Robert Berks

Carolus Linnaeus – by Robert Berks

 

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 Carolus Linnaeus – by Robert Berks
1982/  Bronze, 1982
A gift from Mrs. Arthur C. Nielsen, Sr.
Location: Heritage Garden, Chicago Botanic Garden.

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The Sower - by Albin Polasek

The Sower – by Albin Polasek

 

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The Sower – by Albin Polasek
1915 / Black bronze
A gift from the Art Institute of Chicago
Location:  The Esplanade, Chicago Botanic Garden

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Canada Geese - by William and David Turner

Canada Geese – by William and David Turner

 

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 Canada Geese  – by  William Turner and David Turner
1988 / Bronze
A gift from Gordon Bent and family and friend
Location:  Naturalistic Garden, Chicago Botanic Garden

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Composition in Stainless Steel #1 - by Gidon Graetz

Composition in Stainless Steel #1 – by Gidon Graetz

 

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Composition in Stainless Steel #1 – by Gidon Graetz, Israeli (b. 1929)
1985 / Stainless steel
A gift from Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sternberg
Location: Rose Garden, Chicago Botanic Garden

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Rose Petal Fountain

Rose Petal Fountain

 

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VIDEOS of Waterfall and Fountains.. click here..

 

Boy Gardener - by  Margot McMahon

Boy Gardener – by Margot McMahon

 

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Boy Gardener – by Margot McMahon
1986 / Bronze
A gift from Mr. Bruce Krasberg
Location: Rose garden, Chicago Botanic Garden

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Guardian - by Simon Verity

Guardian – by Simon Verity

 

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Guardian – by Simon Verity, English (b. 1945)
1992 / Minnesota limestone, Arizona jasper, Arkansas quartz, and Portuguese copper
A gift in memory of Catherine Galitzine Campbell
Location: English Walled Garden, Chicago Botanic Garden

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Circle Garden Fountain

Circle Garden Fountain

 

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Circle Garden Fountain

VIDEOS of Waterfall and Fountains.. click here..

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Sundial - by Joseph Burlini

Sundial – by Joseph Burlini

 

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Sundial – by Joseph Burlini
1987 / Aluminum, Paint
A gift from Nancy Zadek Cohrs
Location: Plant Evaluation Gardens. Chicago Botanic Garden

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Blue Heron - by Gregory Glasson

Blue Heron – by Gregory Glasson

 

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Blue Heron – by Gregory Glasson
Bronze, 1981
Location: Home Landscape Gardens

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Merchild – by Sylvia Shaw Judson

Merchild – by Sylvia Shaw Judson

 

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Merchild – by Sylvia Shaw Judson
1925 / Bronze
Location: North Gallery, Joseph Regenstein Jr. School (seasonal)
A familiar figure of myth and fairy tale, she is intently trying to pry open the oyster shell she is holding, perhaps hoping to find a pearl inside. Mrs. Judson’s own daughter, Alice, posed for this imaginative work when she was just three years old.

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Otter Girl - Gerry Lewis-Amendola

Otter Girl – Gerry Lewis-Amendola

 

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Otter Girl – Gerry Lewis-Amendola
Lead, 1966
Location: Home Landscape Gardens

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Goose – by William Turner

Goose – by William Turner

 

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Goose – by William Turner
Bronze, 1971
Location: Sensory Garden

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Bulb Form – by Jerry Kaplan

Bulb Form – by Jerry Kaplan

 

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Bulb Form – by Jerry Kaplan

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Serpentine Bridge

Serpentine Bridge

 

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Serpentine Bridge, Chicago Botanic Garden

Bridges at Chicago Botanic Garden.. click here..

 

Trellis Bridge

Trellis Bridge

 

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The Trellis Bridge connects Evening Island with the Bernice E. Lavin Evaluation Garden and the Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Plant Conservation Science Center.

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Reference: the official website.. click here..

 


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1 Comment to “Chicago North: Chicago Botanic Garden: Sculptures at the Garden”

  1. These images bring so much to me, and at so many levels. They are of nature, I know, but each time I look at them they inform me of things I just haven’t seen yet, even though I bring a life time of seeing to their content. These are very private thoughts, perhaps not to be shared in a public forum, but I’m sharing them anyway . . . out of respect for what the images bring to me, and I’ll let it go at that.

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