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June 2018

Lurie Garden Plant Sale

June 2 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Lurie Garden in Millenium Park, Chicago, IL United States

Lurie Garden’s Annual Plant Sale selection features over 25 perennials inspired by the garden’s design and provides food and shelter for native pollinators and local fauna. With over 20 plants native to the Chicago region, 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 to see the list of plants…

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Raptors!

June 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lurie Garden, 280 E. Monroe
Chicago, IL 60601 United States

Do you know which raptors live in Illinois? Visit Lurie Garden to observe majestic birds of prey up close and learn about their habitat, adaptations and the challenges that they face in an urban environment. Experts from Wings and Talons, a rehabilitation organization for birds, will be on hand to talk about birds of prey and answer questions. This is a drop-in, all ages event, no registration required. Your support is meaningful to the Lurie Garden’s continued efforts in providing free…

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Trees: Chicago’s Invisible Hedgerow

June 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Chicago Cultural Center Millennium Park Room, 78 E. Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602 United States

Trees & Bees! When we think of planting for bees and pollinators, we often do not think of trees as a possible option. There are 218 species of trees officially recorded in Chicago and many of these are often an “invisible” and an important nectar source! Urban beekeepers Michael Thompson of the Chicago Honey Co-op and Jana Kinsman of Bike-a-Bee will explore the kinds of trees, both fruiting and non-fruit bearing, that bees and other pollinators use throughout the year.…

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Art In the Garden

June 24 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am

Get ready to capture the beauty of nature and your inspiration through art. Join teaching artist Beth Iska as she shows us new ways to look at and capture the beauty of the garden through art! This series is for families with children between the ages of 2-8 years old. Registration is encouraged, but not required. Class meets on the south lawn in Lurie Garden. register for this program here Your support is meaningful to the Lurie Garden’s continued efforts…

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Sunday Science: Inside a Flower

June 24 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Lurie Garden, 280 E. Monroe
Chicago, IL 60601 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 an all ages, drop-in program. No registration required. Meet at the south end of the boardwalk in the garden. 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. Support Lurie Garden's Free…

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Wildlife!

June 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lurie Garden, 280 E. Monroe
Chicago, IL 60601 United States

Come visit the Fox Valley Wildlife Center at the Lurie Garden! Observe common urban reptiles and mammals, learn about their habitat, adaptations and the challenges that they face this urban environment. This is a drop-in, all ages event, no registration required. The Fox Valley Wildlife Center provides hospital care for wild animals who are in need of help. Most of the animals that we receive have been impacted by man in some way. They are caught by a cat, hit…

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Gardener’s Plant Walk

June 29 @ 8:00 am - 8:45 am
Lurie Garden, 280 E. Monroe
Chicago, IL 60601 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 is led by Laura Ekasetya, Lurie Garden Director and Head Horticulturist, and will last approximately 45 minutes. register for this program here Your support is meaningful to the Lurie Garden’s continued efforts in providing free nature programs to the…

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July 2018

Stories, Songs, and Circle Games

July 8 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Lurie Garden, 280 E. Monroe
Chicago, IL 60601 United States

Enjoy a morning filled with nature-based stories, music and movement with your little ones! Teaching artist Tisa Batchelder will lead you and your child on an interactive musical journey so come fly like a butterfly, sing like a sparrow and explore the beauty of the Lurie Garden. This program is for children ages 4-6. Class meets on the south lawn in Lurie Garden. register for this program here Your support is meaningful to the Lurie Garden’s continued efforts in providing…

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Raptors!

July 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lurie Garden, 280 E. Monroe
Chicago, IL 60601 United States

Do you know which raptors live in Illinois? Visit Lurie Garden to observe majestic birds of prey up close and learn about their habitat, adaptations and the challenges that they face in an urban environment. Experts from Wings and Talons, a rehabilitation organization for birds, will be on hand to talk about birds of prey and answer questions. This is a drop-in, all ages event, no registration required. Your support is meaningful to the Lurie Garden’s continued efforts in providing free…

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Lurie Garden Book Club

July 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Choral Room, 201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601 United States

In this season's book club, Lurie Garden staff will highlight their favorite inspirations from the book. So even if you haven't read the book please join us! In anticipation of her visit as one of our featured speakers, Lurie Garden's summer book club will focus on Colour Your Garden by Jacqueline van der Kloet. As inspiring as it is informative, this book shows how to combine bulbs with existing perennial plantings that can extend bloom time in your garden. register…

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