It's Tulip Time at the Garden

May 05, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Tulips in the Circle GardenTulips in the Circle Garden It's my favorite time of year to photograph and the tulip displays at the Chicago Botanic Garden are spectacular! I've been photographing the tulips in the side "secret" gardens of the Circle Garden all week.  They were closed during our cloudy, misty and chilly weather of last week, but I love photographing them before they burst open, capturing the interesting curves and variations of the outer petals.  On Saturday, the sun came out and the temperatures rose to the mid 60's and many of the tulips opened to greet the sun.  I braved the crowds at the Garden and am so glad I did because I was greeted by the magnificent display pictured above.  I waited patiently for a moment when the crowds cleared to snap this photo.  Many of the other tulip displays around the Garden are beginning to open and will be at their prime in the coming week - the main displays in the Circle Garden, the Crescent Garden, the Sensory Garden, the Bulb Garden all have tulips opening. Please read my article on Photographing Tulips at the Chicago Botanic Garden posted on my friend Chris Smith's website Out of Chicago.

Here are a few of the tulips I captured in the side gardens of the Circle Garden during the last week...

TulipTulip Tulip with an AttitudeTulip with an Attitude Graceful CurvesGraceful Curves Raindrop on TulipRaindrop on Tulip TulipTulip        


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