Horticultural Building & Garden
Chicago’s leadership in horticulture and floriculture are demonstrated in traditional manner at A Century of Progress. Beautiful flowers and luxuriant plants that are too rare or too difficult of cultivation to be grown for commercial purposes are on display in either the main exhibit hall or some of fifty-two gardens that adjoin the great Horticultural building boasting an area of 100,000 square feet.
The foremost landscape architects of the United States collaborated in making the exhibit a paradise of blossoms. Twenty-one flower shows of national importance are being held through- out the summer in such sequence that scarcely a day passes without the leading flower growers of the world being drawn together in competition.
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Shown in the spacious outdoor section of the horticultural display is a varied assortment of gardens in all their beauty, each demonstrating some type of design and combination of material from which visitors may learn practical lessons for adoption in their own gardens.
The dooryard of Abraham Lincoln’s Indiana home, showing the trees, shrubs and wild flowers with which the martyred President was familiar in his boyhood, was reproduced by the Men’s Garden Club of Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Plants contributed by members of Chicago’s Men’s club have been so arranged that flowers are produced constantly throughout the entire period of the Fair.
As the opening of A Century of Progress occurs at the time that irises and peonies are in the height of their season, these two flowers form the first competitive display. They are followed by national exhibits of roses, delphiniums, perennials, gladioli, dahlias and chrysanthemums.
Entrance Horticultural Building
Barbara Stodola says
The photo used here, identified as Entrance Horticultural Building, looks to me like the Old Mill Garden sponsored by Clarence Stauffer and his brothers Joseph and Virgil. They later developed International Friendship Gardens in Michigan City, IN, which I am now writing a book about. I would be interested in any related materials.
Barbara Stodola says
Correction: the photo I am referring to is here identified as Horticultural Garden.i