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March 2019

Worm-Composting Your Food Scraps

March 31 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Choral Room, 201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601 United States

Learn how to compost your household food waste using a worm bin! If you're like us, you sometimes feel frustrated throwing your salad scraps into the trash when you know that there is a better place for them than a landfill. Led by Val Kehoe, Lurie Garden volunteer and Horticultural Coordinator for the University of Illinois Extension, this class will show you and your family tips and tricks, best practices and how to make your own starter worm bin (complete with…

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April 2019

Peace Yoga

April 14 @ 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…

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Speaker Series: Jan Tichy: Artes in Horto

April 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Chicago Cultural Center Millennium Park Room, 78 E. Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602 United States

International artist, Jan Tichy is an inaugural artist for the new project Art on theMART - a digital art installation projecting on the facade of the Merchandise Mart building. In this talk, Jan will review this work with us and talk about his practice. "Jan Tichy’s (contribution to Art on theMART), Artes in Horto – Seven Gardens for Chicago considers the work of seven local, historically consecutive artists who considered nature to be a significant influence on their practice. The natural…

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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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