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April 2018

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 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 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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Peace Yoga

May 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Lurie Garden, 280 E. Monroe
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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Wildlife-Friendly Gardening Featuring the Illinois Botanizer

May 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Chicago Cultural Center Millennium Park Room, 78 E. Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602 United States

Gardens and wildlife can live harmoniously! We are joined by Chris Benda, the Illinois Botanizer, who will enlighten us on Wildflowers for the Home Garden. Then, Lurie Garden director and head horticulturist, Laura Ekasetya, will show you how the sustainable and wildlife-friendly practices of Lurie Garden can be applied to the home garden. Weather permitting, we will take a walk in Lurie Garden to view the wildlife-friendly plants in action! This program is free, pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Register for this…

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Little Lurie Gardeners: Singing Explorers

May 14 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Choral Room, 201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601 United States

Ages: 12 months to 3 years old Time: 10:00 am - 10:45 am Class Information:  Six Mondays; May 14 to June 25 (no class May 28) 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…

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Container Gardening

May 20 @ 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! Horticulturalist Mary Jaminski will give us tips on container types, plant materials, and placement options for a variety of container gardens. Class participants will start a small herb garden to take home! All materials are provided. Register for this program here Your support is meaningful to Lurie Garden’s continued efforts in providing free nature programs…

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Forms & Features at Lurie Garden: Poetry & Color

May 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Choral Room, 201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601 United States

To celebrate spring in Lurie Garden, we will read poems composed with a wide, vivid palette, and discuss the uses of color in poetry. After spending time exploring the garden, participants will compose original poems in response to the spring flora. All experience levels are welcome to a discussion and creative workshop led by Poetry Foundation Library Coordinator, Maggie Queeney. Register for this program here.   Your support is meaningful to the Lurie Garden’s continued efforts in providing free nature…

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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

The Lurie Garden Annual Plant Sale selection features over 25 perennials and grasses inspired by the garden’s design and provides food and shelter for local fauna. Homan Grown and Lurie Garden staff or volunteers will be on hand to answer questions about your plants or garden project and you can browse the beautiful, inspirational nature books by University of Chicago Press. All plant sale proceeds support Lurie Garden public programs. Please bring your own bags or boxes to transport your…

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