Visit Lurie Garden
Everyone is welcome to visit the garden free of charge. Come see this beautiful oasis in Millennium Park!
Hours: 6am – 11pm* everyday
Location: Southeastern end of Millennium Park in Chicago, IL
Parking: There is minimal meter street parking in the Millennium Park area. Paid parking is also available with Millennium Park Garages, where space depends on availability.
You can often reserve a parking spot in advance in Millennium Park Garages with SpotHero, a parking reservation service that helps drivers find and book parking online, often at discounted rates. Visit the Lurie Garden SpotHero Parking Page (also available at their iPhone|Android app) to find the closest available SpotHero spaces. SpotHero has generously offered first time users of SpotHero who are visiting Lurie Garden an extra $5 off parking when they enter the promo code LURIEGARDEN at checkout.
*Temporary garden closures/cancellations:
The garden and/or some of its paths can be closed because of snow and slippery conditions during the winter months.
Have questions or thoughts to share?
Send us a message or give us a call at (312) 228-1004 (Monday – Friday, 8am – 3pm)
Guided walks in Lurie Garden take place each Thursday, Friday, and Sunday from May – September. Tours highlight elements of the garden’s design, its plant life and how this applies to your home garden.
Tours are sometimes cancelled due to staffing issues, garden closures, or weather. Please check back here or on our Facebook page for other possible cancellations. Individual tours can take between 5 – 25 minutes, depending on the amount of time you may have available. All tours are drop-in, first come/first serve and do not require registration or a fee. Tours meet at the white tour tent located at the south end of the garden’s central boardwalk. Typically, these tours can accommodate 5 – 8 people. For larger groups, private tours can be arranged by sending us a message.
Lurie Garden Free Programming
Registration for Lurie Garden Programs is now open! Lurie Garden’s unique programs are designed to inspire individuals and families of all ages to learn about and enjoy the natural world.