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More views of Nichols: Walk through, Meadow '03, a Meadow burn late '02, Murray east addition, North end from previous through construction, and more, new planting beds under construction, The Egg as installed September 2004.

Nichols Park, a photo vision of highlights

In this page:

Photos: George Rumsey except summer, 2003 addition, Meadow, and formal garden-Gary Ossewaarde and photo at right by Mary Van Haaften.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The brighter, more purplish flora is as the Meadow looked in 2002, those with taller vegetation and tiger lilies represent 2003.

 

Nichols Meadow- 2002?

Nichols Park
Wildflower Meadow

Mary Vanhaaften, Chicago Park District
Call Stephanie Franklin, 773 955-3622
for information on planting and weeding projects,
or re: tours of the award-winning Meadow.

Nichols across the Wildflower Meadow, March, 2002

Nichols Park
March, 2002

[Photo by George Rumsey]

Nichols Meadow 2003

Nichols Meadow 2003

Nichols Meadow 2003
Nichols Meadow 2003
 Nichols Meadow  asters Sept 2002
Nichols Meadow asters Sept 2002
Sept Nichols Meadow 2002
Nichols Meadow Sept 2002

 

Fabulous, award-winning Formal Gardens, maintained

pro-bono by Hyde Park Garden Fair Committee, a committee
of HPKCC

Garden Fair Committee statement of its role and commitment in the Formal Garden. Garden Fair Proposal.

Nichols Formal Garden and transition to fieldhouse plaza as in 2003 and 2004. Nichols Formal Garden and transition to fieldhouse plaza as in 2003 and 2004.
Nichols Formal Garden and transition to fieldhouse plaza as in 2003 and 2004. Nichols Formal Garden and transition to fieldhouse plaza as in 2003 and 2004.
Nichols Formal Garden and transition to fieldhouse plaza as in 2003 and 2004.
Nichols Formal Garden and transition to fieldhouse plaza as in 2003 and 2004. Above left includes the North Fountain. A good sense of the arrangement of paving blocks and slightly raised beds defined by timbers of recycled materials can be seen in the drawings at the top of the page. The Hyde Park Garden Fair Committee of the Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference designed, put in and has maintained these beds since the north addition to
the park was won in the late 80's--The gardens would not have been created without the community commitment and sweat equity. IN July, 2003, The Committee put in a formal bid to tend the new gardens to be built in conjunction with the Murray school/park gym
addition. The Southeast Region has decided to source-out care of all the gardens. A collaborative agreement was reached between the Garden Fair and the contractor in 2004, but incomplete design plans and water main breakage have prevented full realization of the formal garden in 2004.
Nichols Formal Garden and transition to fieldhouse plaza as in 2003 and 2004. Nichols Formal Garden and transition to fieldhouse plaza as in 2003 and 2004.
Nichols Formal Garden and transition to fieldhouse plaza as in 2003 and 2004. Nichols Formal Garden and transition to fieldhouse plaza as in 2003 and 2004.
Nichols Formal Garden and transition to fieldhouse plaza as in 2003 and 2004.  

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