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The Orchid Show at Chicago Botanic Garden

By |February 17th, 2015|Categories: Chicago Botanic Garden|Tags: , , , , , , |

Our own Anne Belmont is the featured photographer at the Chicago Botanic Garden Orchid show. Her stunning, and huge, orchid prints are displayed in the Regenstein Hall outside of the show. You can also see them on the banners on the way into the Garden and into the visitor center. If you've missed her on [...]

Capturing the Holidays at The Chicago Botanic Garden

By |December 13th, 2014|Categories: Chicago Botanic Garden|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Article by Anne Belmont. Photos by Anne Belmont and Tony Reynes.  Featured photo by Tony Reynes. The holidays provide some fun opportunities for photography at the Chicago Botanic Garden.  If you are a kid at heart or have children, don't miss Wonderland Express, which runs from now until January 4th.  The exhibit is open daily from [...]

The Arid Greenhouse at the Chicago Botanic Garden

By |December 2nd, 2014|Categories: Chicago Botanic Garden|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Photographs and article by Anne Belmont For those who enjoy photographing flowers and plant life, our long Chicago winters can make it challenging to find subject matter to photograph.  Many of us enjoy photographing the winter landscapes, but if this winter is destined to be anything like last winter, it will be tough to be [...]

Photographing Aquatic Blooms at the Chicago Botanic Garden

By |July 28th, 2014|Categories: Chicago Botanic Garden|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Article and images by Anne Belmont. Some of my favorite flowers to photograph in the summer at Chicago Botanic Garden are the water lilies and lotus flowers. Photographing these aquatic jewels always brings to mind Monet's impressionistic masterpieces of water lilies. CBG is home to many different varieties and colors of aquatic blooms. The displays [...]

Photographing Tulips at The Chicago Botanic Garden

By |May 2nd, 2014|Categories: Chicago Botanic Garden|Tags: , , , , |

I am always excited when Anne Belmont has a new article for us. It means there is something new to shoot at the Chicago Botanic Garden! Join Anne and me May 10th for a free photowalk at the Garden. We will meet at 7am at the Crescent Garden. Get details here.   After one of [...]

Fall at the Chicago Botanic Garden

By |October 22nd, 2013|Categories: Chicago Botanic Garden|Tags: |

Article by Anne Belmont   Fall is the perfect time to get out of the city and head for the suburbs to enjoy some color at the Chicago Botanic Garden. The colors have not peaked yet but don’t wait too long because once they do they won’t last long and a big storm can bring [...]

Butterflies and Blooms at the Chicago Botanic Garden

By |June 10th, 2013|Categories: Chicago Botanic Garden|Tags: |

The Butterflies and Blooms exhibit at the Chicago Botanic Garden is open and is a must-see for anyone who enjoys observing and photographing butterflies.  This is the second year for the exhibit at the Garden.  It was a great success last summer and promises to be even better this year with a greater variety of [...]

Spring at the Chicago Botanic Garden

By |May 10th, 2013|Categories: Chicago Botanic Garden|Tags: |

I hope that my previous article on flower photography got you excited to visit the Chicago Botanic Garden and practice your skills in both macro and landscape photography. The time to visit is now – the tulips and other spring flowers are in full bloom! CBG is 385 acres and has 26 gardens and 4 [...]

Flower Photography

By |April 1st, 2013|Categories: Chicago Botanic Garden|Tags: |

This sign in the Crescent Garden at the Chicago Botanic Garden says it all!  Spring is here and the snowdrops, crocuses, and other early bloomers are already up.  It is only a matter of a week or two until the tulips and daffodils will be blanketing the grounds at CBG, a perfect time to start [...]

Winter Photography at the Chicago Botanic Garden

By |February 28th, 2013|Categories: Chicago Botanic Garden|Tags: |

[pullquote_left] Whether you like to photograph breathtaking panoramas, macro close-ups, birds, butterflies or critters, the Garden offers something for everyone in every season of the year.[/pullquote_left]   Most people think of visiting the Chicago Botanic Garden during the warmer months of the year, but exploring the Garden on a winter’s day, especially after a beautiful snowfall, [...]