Plant Life of the Garden

Garden Highlights

There's something remarkable to see in the Lurie Garden all year long! Help plan your visit by learning more about select highlights from each season.

Plant Categories

Learn the details about the plant life of The Lurie Garden by visiting one of the following plant categories: perennials and bulbs, grasses, shrubs and trees. Click here for an up-to-date Plant List.

Perennials and Bulbs
Perennials die back in the winter and come to life in each spring.
Many varieties of grass are native to the Midwestern United States.

Shrubs provide year-round interest in the garden.
The Lurie Garden's trees provide shade during Chicago's warm summers.