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The owner is a pompous [deleted]. Unless you are stroking her ego or throwing down cash she has no use for you. Too bad some of the other employees are nice. I purposely tell people not to go to City Escape.
On May 31, 2008, wickerparker from Chicago, IL wrote:
City Escape is only, I think, in its second season in the Chicago gardening market, and I suspect they'll be a lot better this year than last. Already this spring I've been there twice and have seen improvements. Their supplies and tools, etc., section -- skimpy last year -- was much better stocked. Their plant selections during their first season was already pretty impressive for a city-center nursery. On a good day (and some were a lot better than others), you could find lots of unusual and/or fashion forward plants that you would not find in any other city garden centers, except Gethsemane, which is still hands-down the best of this lot, in my experience. Still, a fun place to spend a little time (and money) in. Tropical plants, annuals look very good. Garden decor really nice, but also really pricey. I haven't found the staff particularly helpful, however, or available. It's a pretty sprawling place. On the way from the city to Garfield Park Conservatory.
On August 22, 2007, chatnoir from Downers Grove, IL wrote:
Nicely edited collection of plants and home decor items. Staff is very helpful and knowledgeable. Able to find some gems here that I haven't seen elsewhere. A selection of native forbs & grasses is also available. Fair prices.