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April 2019

Gardener’s Plant Walk

April 26 @ 8:00 am - 8:45 am
Lurie Garden in Millenium Park, Chicago, IL United States

These morning walks are for the gardener that would like focused information about Lurie Garden plants and their place in our garden landscape. These walks are meant to expand your understanding of plant varieties, their habits, and environmental requirements. The walk will last approximately 45 minutes. register Your support is meaningful to the Lurie Garden’s continued efforts in providing free nature programs to the public. With your contribution, you help us to continue these free programs. Click here to Support…

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Beginning Birding for Families

April 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Spotting and identifying birds is a great way for families to enjoy the outdoors. Come learn which birds you are likely to see, good spots to visit, spotting techniques, and more. Weather and time permitting, we will practice using our binoculars in Lurie Garden. We have some binoculars available on a first come, first served basis. Register Your support is meaningful to the Lurie Garden’s continued efforts in providing free nature programs to the public. With your contribution, you help…

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Peace Yoga

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us for a gentle yoga and meditation class called Peace Yoga, led by Chicago's Peace School. Peace Yoga is the perfect combination of basic stretches, yoga postures, breath work, meditation and relaxation, all geared to create harmony within the mind, body and spirit. The Peace Yoga movements are designed to stretch and tone muscles, loosen stiff joints, help correct poor posture, improve balance and leave you feeling agile and refreshed. Sign up for any or all sessions! Learn more…

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May 2019

Morning Bird and Nature Walk

May 3 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

Begin your day surrounded by nature and observing birds in Lurie Garden and Millennium Park! Join Jeff Walk, Ph.D., Director of Science for The Nature Conservancy in Illinois, and Lurie Garden staff on this bird and plant appreciation walk. Note: Space is limited and pre-registration is required. register Your support is meaningful to the Lurie Garden’s continued efforts in providing free nature programs to the public. With your contribution, you help us to continue these free programs. Click here to…

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Peace Yoga

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Choral Room, 201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601 United States

Join us for a gentle yoga and meditation class called Peace Yoga, led by Chicago's Peace School. Peace Yoga is the perfect combination of basic stretches, yoga postures, breath work, meditation and relaxation, all geared to create harmony within the mind, body and spirit. The Peace Yoga movements are designed to stretch and tone muscles, loosen stiff joints, help correct poor posture, improve balance and leave you feeling agile and refreshed. Sign up for any or all sessions! Learn more…

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Little Lurie Gardeners: Singing Explorers

May 6 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Choral Room, 201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601 United States

The Little Lurie Gardeners program is a 6-week series that offers children and their parents and caregivers an interactive exploration of the natural world through live music and movement in our a one-of-a-kind urban oasis in Millennium Park, where art and nature meet. Come prepared to sing, dance, and smell the flowers in your very own garden in the city. You are expected to attend all six programs but you only need to register for the first week. Ages: 12…

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Botany Basics

May 4 @ 10:00 am - May 11 @ 12:00 pm

In this two-week series, learn basic terms, plant life cycles, plant families and plant id skills. Workshops will take place inside and outside (weather permitting) using Lurie Garden to hone our botany skills. May 4 session will focus on basic terms, plant life cycles and we'll start id skills. May 11 session will focus on plant families, plant id skills and using a key to identify plants. register Your support is meaningful to the Lurie Garden’s continued efforts in providing…

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Poetry Workshop: Forms & Features: Pastoral

May 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Choral Room, 201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
Awaken your gardening skills - Lurie Garden Free Spring Programming

All are welcome to a poetry discussion and creative writing workshop led by Maggie Queeney, Poetry Foundation Library Coordinator. To celebrate spring in Lurie Garden, we read and discuss the pastoral, a type of nature poetry that traditionally praises an idealized rural life. After spending time in the garden, participants will compose original poems that explore nostalgia and desire within the bucolic landscape. Space is limited. RSVP required. register Your support is meaningful to the Lurie Garden’s continued efforts in providing free…

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Peace Yoga

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Choral Room, 201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601 United States

Join us for a gentle yoga and meditation class called Peace Yoga, led by Chicago's Peace School. Peace Yoga is the perfect combination of basic stretches, yoga postures, breath work, meditation and relaxation, all geared to create harmony within the mind, body and spirit. The Peace Yoga movements are designed to stretch and tone muscles, loosen stiff joints, help correct poor posture, improve balance and leave you feeling agile and refreshed. Sign up for any or all sessions! Learn more…

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June 2019

Container Gardening

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lurie Garden, 280 E. Monroe
Chicago, IL 60601 United States

You don't have to have a large yard to have a garden. You can even have a garden if don't have a yard at all. Horticulturist Mary Jaminski will give you tips on the type of container, plant materials and placement for a variety of container gardens. Part of our class will focus on perennials that do well in containers. After class, head to our Annual Plant Sale to buy plants for your creations! The class will be held outside near…

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