The Tiffany & Co. Foundation Celebration Garden is at once ceremonious and intimate, romantic and pragmatic, transforming Grant Park’s south rose garden into a majestic space ripe for weddings, luncheons, and the occasional solitary jaunt.
Designed to create an exhilarating yet comfortable relationship between the viewer and the city’s skyline, the 30,000-square-foot garden highlights views of the city’s most beloved treasures: Buckingham Fountain, Lake Michigan, and the stunning Museum Campus.
A stroll down the central promenade surrounds visitors with nearly 7,000 blooming annuals and perennials, shaped evergreens, ornamental trees, cascading vines, and flowering shrubs providing a year-round garden experience. In spring, visitors are immersed in billowing blooms from ornamental crabapple trees. Summer brides have their pick of roses, lilies, hydrangeas, and phlox to pose against; and when snow spotlights the magical ensemble of evergreen box, arborvitae, and yews, it is a moment for living architecture to shine.
A compass of sorts, the garden has an orienting effect. According to Doug Hoerr, “when you stand in the garden, you know exactly where you are in the world.”