November 15, 2015
Autumn winds have whipped the autumn foliage from trees and shrubs, revealing colorful fruits that will continue to offer interest to visitors and hungry birds. Willows are beginning to turn yellow and reflect in the still waters of early mornings. Visit the gardens to see red-fruited crabapples, cotoneasters and roses; violet-red beautyberry and orange-fruited hawthorns. Witch hazel is still blooming in the woods and English Walled Garden and the latest-blooming bulb, Ozawa onion, can still be seen in the Landscape Garden. The English Walled Garden provides a microclimate that lengthens the season for various chrysanthemums, monkshood, Montauk daisy, violas and hardy mums. Come see what colorful surprises you can discover as you take a stroll through the Chicago Botanic Garden.