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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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Lurie Garden Plant Sale

June 1 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Lurie Garden in Millenium Park, Chicago, IL United States

Lurie Garden’s Annual Plant Sale selection features perennials inspired by the garden’s design and provides food and shelter for native pollinators and local fauna. With plants native to the Chicago region to choose from, you don’t have to have a garden to have a plant that benefits native pollinators! Putting just one plant on your balcony or porch can be a place for friendly pollinators in need of rest and food! Click here for our current list of plants. We…

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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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Sunday Science: Inside a Flower

June 30 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Lurie Garden in Millenium Park, Chicago, IL United States

Explore the science behind the beauty of Lurie Garden as we learn about what's blooming and get a close-up look at the inner parts of flowers.  This is a an all-ages program . Meet at the south end of the boardwalk in the garden. Drop in or register to get a reminder. 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…

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August 2019

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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