Spring in Chicago

A photo essay by Erin Henze

Groups of people relax on the ground at the Green City Market in Lincoln Park on Saturday, April 15th. The Market is open 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays from April-November, and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays from May-October. Green City opens to market-goers rain or shine and is located at 1817 N Clark Street. 

Flowering Spring Snow Crabapple trees are in full bloom all around the city, including this one near the lake on Clark Street in Lincoln Park. 

A pink flower is in the process of blooming in the Japanese Garden located within Jackson Park. The Japanese Garden is located at 6401 S. Stony Island Ave and is open from dawn to dusk daily. 

An herb begins to sprout in the DUG Community Garden. The garden hosts numerous flower beds that are used to grow plants such as carrots, zucchini, rhubarb and herbs like the one pictured above. 

Chicago’s famous cherry blossoms are beginning to bud at Jackson Park. The trees are located just south of the Museum of Science and Industry, and the blossoms typically begin to bloom in late April or early May and, depending on the weather, can last anywhere from 6 to 14 days.

A rabbit hides amongst the ground-ivy in the DePaul Urban Gardeners Community Garden. The garden is located on the corner of Belden Ave. and Bissell St., where the club meets weekly. All DePaul students are welcome to participate in the volunteer hours on Mondays from 3-5 p.m. and Thursdays from 4-6 p.m.

A cluster of yellow flowers in the DePaul Urban Gardeners Community Garden have fully bloomed. The community garden is home to a wide variety of plants, from herbs to vegetables to flowers. 

On a walk down Fullerton Avenue near DePaul’s Lincoln Park campus, one will see a medley of colorful plants and trees set in front of a backdrop of unique homes and buildings, like the one pictured above.  

In front of a clear blue sky, a magnolia tree begins to flower. These trees, which can bloom in an array of colors, from whites to pale yellows to deep pink and purple hues, can be found blooming throughout the city from March through April. 

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