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March 2018

Awaken Your Gardening Skills

March 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Choral Room, 201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
Awaken your gardening skills - Lurie Garden Free Spring Programming

As winter's grip loosens, we find there is so much to do in the garden! Lurie Garden's own Director and Head Horticulturalist, Laura Ekasetya will help you prioritize tasks for spring and get your garden in shape for its best growing season yet! Spring clean up, tool choices, pruning tips, and more will be covered. It's finally time to get our garden gloves on and get back out there! Register for this program here Your support is meaningful to Lurie…

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Family Workshop: Jewelry Making

March 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Choral Room, 201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601 United States

Come make a necklace or bracelet using beads of various materials. Learn how jewelers select beads for their symbolism and they create color combinations inspired by nature. Alex Agudo from L&A Healing Studio will be joining Lurie Garden to guide families through making their own jewelry they can bring home with them. Children over the age of 6 years old are welcome to participate! Register for this program here Your support is meaningful to Lurie Garden’s continued efforts in providing…

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April 2018

Speaker Series: Gerould Wilhelm and Roy Diblik

April 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Chicago Cultural Center Millennium Park Room, 78 E. Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602 United States
Wilhelm and Diblik - Soil and Plants Working Together - Lurie Garden Speaker Series

Soil and Plants Working Together – A Healthy Garden Community! Soil is not dirt! Soil is the medium that provides plant roots with a stable environment and provides access to the necessary nutrients of plant life. Dirt, on the other hand, is soil that has been damaged through, compaction, leaching, excessive nutrients, loss of organic matter, or a combination of these. The proper selection of plants, knowing how they work together, can make a garden more than the sum of…

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Peace Yoga

April 15 @ 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 about the Peace School…

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Lurie Garden Book Club

April 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Lurie Garden, 280 E. Monroe
Chicago, IL 60601 United States

Lurie Garden Spring Book Club: The Humane Gardener, by Nancy Lawson In her eloquent plea for compassion and respect for all species, author Nancy Lawson describes why and how you should welcome wildlife to your backyard. Through engaging anecdotes and practical advice, profiles of home gardeners across the country, and interviews with scientists and horticulturalists, Lawson applies the lessons of ecology to our own outdoor spaces. Detailed and inspirational chapters address planting for wildlife by choosing native species; providing habitats that…

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Peace Yoga

April 22 @ 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 about the Peace School…

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Gardener’s Plant Walk

April 27 @ 8:00 am - 8:45 am
Lurie Garden, 280 E. Monroe
Chicago, IL 60601 United States

These morning walks are for those who would like focused information about Lurie Garden plants and their place in our garden landscape. These walks are meant to expand our understanding of plant varieties, their habits, and environmental requirements. Each walk is led by Laura Ekasetya, Lurie Garden Director and Head Horticulturist, and will last approximately 45 minutes - timed perfectly so you can show up for work refreshed and inspired! Register for this event here Your support is meaningful to Lurie…

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Peace Yoga

April 29 @ 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 about the Peace School…

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Family Workshop: Beginning Birding

April 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Choral Room, 201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601 United States

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 even take a trip to practice using our binoculars in Lurie Garden. We have some binoculars available on a first come, first served basis. Register for this program here Your support is meaningful to Lurie Garden’s continued efforts in providing free nature programs…

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May 2018

Morning Bird and Nature Walk

May 4 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Lurie Garden, 280 E. Monroe
Chicago, IL 60601 United States

Begin your day surrounded by nature and observing birds in Lurie Garden and Millennium Park! In the last five years, more than 60 bird species have been spotted in the garden and park. Join Jeff Walk, Director of Conservation at The Nature Conservancy in Illinois, and the Lurie Garden staff on this bird and plant appreciation walk. We have some binoculars available on a first come, first served basis. Register for this program here Your support is meaningful to Lurie Garden’s…

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