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The leaves are changing and gardens across America are starting to show off their red, orange, brown and golden hues. Here's a glimpse of what fall looks like in Chicago.
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Visit this National Historic Landmark designed in the 1930s and restored at the turn of the century.
Landscape architect Jens Jensen (1860 to 1951), designer of numerous parks in Chicago (and around the country), including the Garfield Park Conservatory (above), is the subject of a new documentary, Jens Jensen: Harmonious World, which will be shown on PBS this fall. 
Thistles on the fireplace, poppies atop the columns, lilies in the windows—these are the organic designs that defined the style of Chicago architect George Washington Maher (1864-1926).
On one recent Saturday, Chicago L train riders traveled in an elevated, mobile garden. 
Visit the Chicago Botanic Garden to see the Kiley Esplanade, designed by Modernist master Dan Kiley and his protégé Peter Morrow Meyer.

 

A reader replaces a lawn with an edible front yard and plants her backyard with fragrant herbs that she and her husband use to make their own tea.
City vibe meets Midwest charm in this harmonious Lincoln Park garden designed by Douglas Hoerr