What's New at the Garden

Lurie Garden at 2016 Chicago Flower & Garden Show

Celebrate spring with the Lurie Garden at the 2016 Chicago Flower & Garden Show this March 12-20! This year’s show will feature two displays designed by Lurie Garden: a photography display garden inspired by a stroll through our own Lurie Garden and a garden for Subaru inspired by the ecological footprint of an Illinois prairie.

Naturally Smooth and Supple - our DIY Lip Balm, Body Scrub and Skin Salve Recipes.

Sometimes it seems that whatever the season, something is roughing up our skin! Indoor cooling and heating, strong sun or cold biting winds can leave our skin feeling chapped and rugged.

Instead of buying expensive skin smoothers, why not make your own - and make your house smell divine in the process? Here three recipes, directions and material sources for our favorite homemade skin soothers: 


Winter activities to do at home

In January, it is nice to stay cozy inside and chill on the couch, but come February we need something to do! Here are some activities that use the chilly season to explore nature and prepare for the coming growing season. This list has something for everyone. Many can be done with the entire family.

Get out there! Chicago Area Winter Outdoor Nature Activities

Frigid days can keep us inside for only so long! We're itching to get outside and get a nature fix. Here is our list of activities in the area that motivate us to get on our boots and gloves, and go explore! 

Check out the links for details, fees, location, registration, if required, and suggested age range. Some events occur on additional days than are listed here.

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