(5 of 10)Malott Japanese Gardens at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe, IL - More Details

Simplicity, serenity and soothing shapes are the markers of a Japanese garden. Trees are typically variations of fir, pine and maple, with branches and leaves mimicking the shape of clouds.

Details & Ideas: The Malott garden features the following: Fernleaf maple, purplebloom maple, Shantung maple, Autumn Brilliance serviceberry, Eastern redbud, forsythias, Merrill magnolia, star magnolia , Japanese spurge, Sargent cherry, autumn Higan cherry, Siberian apricot, Nanking cherry, Russian almond, flowering almond, Yoshino cherry, Korean rhododendron, compact Korean azalea, dwarf Alpine currant, golden weeping willows and hybrid willow.

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