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. Click on link for each event to register. If an event is “Sold out”add yourself to the waitlist. Time slots may open closer to the event. Also most events have “No shows” so you may be able to arrive day of and get in although there are no guarantees!
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.
Learn about herbarium mounting and techniques to create your own. This workshop will cover history and explanation of herbarium and methodology, examples of different types, collection and pressing fresh flowers to prepare for mounting, and creation of Herbaria sheets. We will have flower samples for the workshop, but feel free to bring your own pressed flowers to mount.
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
November 9 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Register here.
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
Skin care products make great gifts, especially when you make them yourself! This workshop will include learning techniques, making products to take home, and “recipes” to make natural skin care items that are healthy for people and the planet. We may even add a little bit of Lurie Garden to our products! register