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Nicole Beck

Snake Gourd Chamber Maze
40'x 100'

Grant Park at Michigan Ave. & Balbo. Artists in the Gardens, a City of Chicago Public Art Project, Department of Cultural Affairs with the Chicago Park District. Photo: Trellis fabrication and garden design by Nicole Beck, and plant specifications in close collaboration with the Lincoln Park Conservatory horticulturists. This 40'x 100' garden was constructed in the shape of a Celtic knot that looped pathways through a garden of exotic, exquisite plants that were carefully chosen in collaboration with a city horticulturalist. 64 varietals were chosen for their qualities in color, leaf texture, plant height, spacing and layout, butterfly and bee attractors, smell, etc. The experience of entering the knot pathways and walking through the plants and trellis provided respite from hectic city life.