Chicago's North Shore is a treasure trove of design and decor inspiration. And the Chicago Botanic Garden is inspiration at its finest.
Located 20 miles north of Chicago, in Glencoe, Illinois, the Chicago Botanic Garden offers 385 acres of gardens, natural areas, islands and shoreline to tempt the 1 million admirers that visit annually.
A stroll through the endless color, beauty and breathtaking composition would get anyone's creative juices flowing. And I'm no exception.
Apparently, I'm incapable of walking more than just a few steps without stopping to capture an image on my cell or camera: It's just too good to pass up!
And best of all? At the end of the day I have a literal photo journal of fresh, creative material at my fingertips. So as I'm updating a room color, selecting prints for a photo wall or just planning additions to next year's garden, inspiration is always close at hand.
(Photos Pamela Ogborn)
Need a little inspiration of your own? Check out all there to offer at the Chicago Botanic Garden.