Urbs in Horto
Lurie Garden was designed to combine naturalistic plantings and ecologically sensitive maintenance practices to create an urban oasis for city dwellers and wildlife alike.
An urban model of responsible horticulture, Lurie Garden provides a healthy habitat for a wide variety of plants and wildlife. Lurie Garden is a leader in cutting-edge design, responsible gardening practices and dynamic public programming in an urban environment.
The garden offers a four-season experience blending Chicago’s past, present and future with bold design, dramatic form and intimate spaces. Its design pays homage to Chicago’s transformation from flat marshland to innovative green city, or “urbs in horto” (city in a garden).
Gift of the Garden
Lurie Garden is made possible by a $10 million endowment gift made by the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Foundation and generous support of the Garden by private citizens, garden clubs, industry supporters, among many others. The Millennium Park Foundation manages and oversees the endowment, as well as the garden’s annual budget and operations.
For membership inquiries or to learn more, visit the Lurie Garden website.