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CHICAGO’S NORTH SHORE — NATURALLY

The North Shore has outstanding and unique parks, gardens, and natural spaces. Immerse yourself in this beauty. Different seasons provide different pleasures. Choose from the following.

 

SHAKESPEARE GARDEN

  • This garden is tucked away on the Northwestern University campus. Carefully planted over 80 years ago in accordance with the research and plans of Jens Jensen, it continues to be maintained by the Evanston Garden Club. It celebrates the plants mentioned by the Bard in his plays.
 

EMILY OAKS NATURE CENTER

  • Find an oasis in the middle of an urban setting. There are 13 acres of natural scenery with native grasses, wild flowers, oak trees, woodland paths, and a pond. Hike through this restored native Illinois oak savannah.
 

BAHA’I TEMPLE

  • Tour the only temple of the Baha’i faith on this continent. Over 30 years in construction have resulted in this breathtaking masterpiece in Wilmette. Our tour includes a film in the Visitor’s Center, the main sanctuary, and the surrounding spectacular gardens.
 

CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDENS

  • Over 300 blooming acres in Glencoe will delight the eye as a tram ride reveals the variety and beauty of flowers, plants, trees, islands, and gardens. The Education Center features greenhouses, seasonal displays, gift shop, and a French Café, all a part of our tour.
 

SKOKIE NORTHSHORE SCULPTURE PARK

  • World class large-scale contemporary sculpture is found throughout this park. Linear in design, the curving paths and beautiful landscaping provide a special setting for over 6 dozen pieces of art in the outdoors.

 

WESTFIELD SHOPPING TOWN – OLD ORCHARD

  • A delightful outdoor shopping center. View the seasonal manicured gardens and landscaped walkways. Shimmering pools and splashing fountains enhance the shopper’s experience.
LUNCH IS INCLUDED
 

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