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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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Gardener’s Plant Walk

June 28 @ 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. Each 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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August 2019

Speaker Series: Tiny Beauties with Dr. Anna Edlund & Peggy Macnamara

August 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Some of the most minuscule components in nature are the most beautiful and deserve a closer look! Dr. Anna Edlund of Bethany College and Peggy Macnamara of the Field Museum will speak about their collaboration focusing on the beauty in the natural world at the smallest, even microscopic, scale. Their upcoming book combines breathtaking art and fascinating science to foster a conservation ethic in all of us. Dr. Anna Edlund is the Associate Professor of Biology at Bethany College. Her…

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Guided Pollinator Walk

August 16 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Lurie Garden in Millenium Park, Chicago, IL United States

Join Conservancy scientists in the Lurie Garden on August 16 for a chance to see and learn about the wide variety of native and non-native pollinators that thrive right here in Illinois. The walk will take place mid-day, when insects tend to be most active. We’ll be on the look-out for various types of bees, wasps, butterflies, beetles and other species. Dress appropriately for the weather, including a hat and sunscreen. Short-range binoculars might be helpful. Children are welcome. This event…

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Gardener’s Plant Walk

August 30 @ 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. Each 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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September 2019

Introductory Botanical Drawing: Color Technique

September 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Choral Room, 201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601 United States

Botanical artist Heeyoung Kim shows us the basics of botanical drawing and how to maximize the use of color with colored pencils. Come learn how to translate your love of plants into a beautiful work of art! 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 Lurie Garden's Free Nature Programming  

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October 2019

Morning Bird and Nature Walk

October 4 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Lurie Garden in Millenium Park, Chicago, IL United States

Begin your day surrounded by nature and observing birds in the Lurie Garden and Millennium Park. Join Jeff Walk, director of science for The Nature Conservancy in Illinois, and Lurie Garden staff on this bird and plant appreciation walk. 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 Lurie Garden's Free Nature Programming    

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November 2019

Speaker Series: A Wildflower Painter’s Colorful Documentation: Project 200

November 7 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Chicago Cultural Center Millennium Park Room, 78 E. Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602 United States

Local award-winning botanical artist and teacher, Heeyoung Kim, visits natural areas of the Midwest and paints native plants of our prairies and woods. The nature of her work has made her more sensitive than most about the effects of climate change on our local native habitat. Less than 1% of the original tallgrass prairie remains - time is running out for plants native to these areas! Throughout time botanical artists have documented plants, carefully observing and recording live specimens. Botanical art…

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