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Day Trips: Local Gardens Worth Visiting

By | August 11th, 2015|Children's garden, Flowers, Japanese garden, Seasonal Color, Things to Do|

There is no time like the present to visit local garden gems. Large and small, these gardens offer beautiful backdrops for portrait taking, personal enjoyment and respite from life’s hustle and bustle. Please enjoy this list of our favorite local gardens to visit, all within a day’s drive of Chicagoland. We highlight gardens that are [...]

Case Study: Zen Garden Elevates Entrance to High-Rise

By | January 7th, 2014|Case Study, Drainage, Japanese garden, Seasonal Color, Shade gardens, Water Management|

Optima Towers is a modern, luxury high-rise residential building located in downtown Evanston. A large decorative sign overhead marks the main entrance, and a paved walk flanked with planting areas leads one down a shady, long courtyard to the main lobby. The existing landscaping of sparse, leggy plantings was not thriving due to low light conditions and wet [...]