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Check out this great blog about the Lurie Garden in Winter!

Thank you to Karen Geisler of Chalet Nursery who wrote this wonderful piece about the Lurie Garden. If you haven't stopped by the garden yet this winter, be sure to do so soon before we cut everything back to make room for spring bulbs. Enjoy:

We just cut back the garden on Monday, February 13th. Watch this great video illustrating the process

Learn to make your own lip balm and body scrubs with the Lurie Garden.

Watch this great segment on how to make your own natural body products. The Lurie Garden uses its own honey to make this nourishing lip balm.

Lurie Garden featured on WGN Midday Fix!

Learn the best tools and techniques for planting fall bulbs  in this great segment from WGN. The Lurie Garden staff and volunteers just finished planting over 11,000 bulbs and would like to share tips for making bulb planting easy and fun with our fans. Happy Planting!,0,5447675.story

Lurie Garden Festival & Plant Sale this Saturday, September 17!

Our first annual Lurie Garden Fall Festival and Plant Sale is taking place this Saturday, September 17th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We will be offering a variety of perennials and grasses and Roy Diblik of Northwind Perennial Farm will be on hand to answer questions also.  We will also have a number of activities for both adults and children throughout the day. Be sure to come by for a fun kickoff to the fall season. Read more about the plants available for sale and other activities here.

Piet Oudolf Lecture and Book Signing

There is a book signing tonight after Piet's Lecture. Piet's new book, Landscapes in Landscapes, is available in the Chicago Cultural Center Shop prior to the lecture. The shop will remain open until 6pm, so if you want to purchase Piet Oudolf's new book, you need to do so prior to the lecture. Hope to see you at the lecture tonight!

Ready for Spring? Attend our spring plant sale!

Are you starting to make your spring plant list? If you're looking to add durable plants that will provide four season interest and attract wildlife to your garden, be sure to visit the Lurie Garden Spring Festival and Plant Sale on Saturday May 7th!

Check out this article in the Chicago Tribune to learn about the Lurie Garden Plant Sale and other great plant sales in the Chicago area.

The Lurie Garden: Green in the Dead of Winter!

Thank you to Ginger Zee of NBC5 Chicago for profiling the Lurie Garden this fun segment

Be inspired to create a garden with four season interest!

Piet Oudolf created an stunning landscape that captures the essence of the four seasons in Chicago. Read this article in the New York Times to learn more about his inspiration and design philosophy. Piet Oudolf will be lecturing at the Lurie Garden on June 2, 2011 at 6pm in the Chicago Cultural Center. Mark your calendars now so you don't miss his inspirational presentation.

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