The Lurie Garden: Free Lectures and Workshops.
The Lurie Garden offers seasonal FREE lectures and workshops. All events are garden and nature themed. Here’s more info on the Lurie Garden.
Registration is required. Register here. If an event is full add yourself to the waitlist. Many times slots will open closer to the event. Also most events have “No shows” so you may be able to arrive day of and get in although no guarantees.
Gardener’s Plant Walk
April 28 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
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 horticulturalist, and will last approximately 45 minutes.
April 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am, May 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am,
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.
Morning Bird and Nature Walk
May 5 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Begin your day surrounded by nature and observing birds in the Lurie Garden and Millennium Park. Join Jeff Walk, of The Nature Conservancy in Illinois, and Lurie Garden staff on this bird and plant appreciation walk.
Featured Speaker: Gregg Tepper, Delaware Botanic Gardens comes to life: a story of inspiration from Lurie Garden.
May 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A new coastal plain botanic garden is coming to southern Delaware! Learn about its creation and how Lurie Garden has a special place in inspiring this public garden to offer a meadow designed by Piet Oudolf. Join Gregg Tepper, DBG’s Director of Horticulture, and hear the exciting story. A short reception will follow the program.
Featured Speaker: Amanda Patton, The Art of Planting Design
July 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Good planting doesn’t happen by accident, nor by a horticultural love of plants, but instead through deciding before beginning what effect the planting is intended to achieve, and which tools (plants) will best serve that purpose. Demonstrating her approach to planting design from an artistic perspective, Amanda will show how the principles and elements of art can be applied to planting design and why line, form, and value are more important than individual flowers.
Featured Speaker: Andi Pettis, Highlights of the High Line
November 9 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The High Line park was born of a city that is constantly changing and reinventing itself, and this is reflected in the dynamic landscape built on a mile-and-a-half-long elevated railroad on the West Side of Manhattan. From the location and the linear nature of the structure itself, to the design inspired by the industrial history of the city and the tenacity of plants, to the changing environment surrounding the park and the sometimes challenging popularity of the High Line