Don't forget to go outside and connect with nature today! We appreciate your interest in the garden. ~Lurie Garden staff
When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world." - John Muir
Instead of spending 200+ hours cutting back our plants by hand, we mow them down instead.
It's time to cut-back all the perennials in the garden to make way for new growth. Instead of increasing our carbon footprint by carting away truckloads of plant debris, we use an on-site mower to chop the dried foliage into smaller pieces. This debris is left in place to mulch the garden, providing organic matter for the soil and helping with weed control. This mulch also provides a habitat for wildlife in our bio-diverse garden.
Check out our fun line-up of free programming! Choose your own adventures from an orchid safari to pruning local flora, from singing garden excursions with toddlers to calming gardeners' yoga: you're bound to find something to melt your heart. We offer carefully curated learning experiences for everyone from families to adults. It's time to start thinking about spring, right? To reserve your spot register here.