The japanese gardens are probably my favorite, they have little pagodas and mugo pines and a japanese style bridge along the paths.
These trees I named the crew cut trees but they are amazing, there is a path that is lined on both sides with theses trees and looking down the path it looks really cool. The photos you are able to take here are amazing the light is filtered and its full of color. Just fantastic.
There are also the inside gardens as I call them, but they are actually green houses with a different type of environment in each house. This one was gardenias and palms and venus flytraps, among others.
The palm trees in the green house.
This is the little bumblebee that came with us, matching his yellow shoes.
I hope you find my pics interesting enough to get you to go, if your ever in the Chicago area. It really is a great way to spend the day.