Chicago isn't called the city in a garden for nothing. Home to more than 8,800 acres of green space, the city's rich tradition of landscape architecture—pioneered by the likes of Daniel H. Burnham, Jens Jensen, Frederick Law Olmsted and more—provides pockets of nature even in the densest urban corridors. And if you take a peek into some of the best Chicago parks, you'll find gardens of all shapes and sizes, teeming with flowers and plant life native to Chicago and (far) beyond. Whether you're an amateur naturalist or you're just looking to explore some new Chicago attractions, take a minute to unwind in these beautiful gardens throughout the city.
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