May flowers be in your future

On a brutal day like today it’s good to remind yourself that it won’t last forever.

Soon your City in a Garden will return to being a city in a garden. When that happens–say in two months or so–you’ll be able to tour one of the gardens in the city, the Lurie Garden in Millennium Park, for free.

Every other Sunday from May 14 to Oct. 22 (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.), the city will offer free 20-minute guided tours led by master gardeners. You can learn about the native plants of the region, the Chicago symbolism in the garden, and which perennials you can easily grow in your home garden should you be one of the lucky ones with grass on your property.

Garden tours meet at the northwest entrance to the Lurie Garden, rain or shine. The Millennium Park Welcome Center is at 201 E. Randolph St. (312-742-1168), across from the park. Call or visit the center for help if you find yourself barking up the wrong tree.

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