Thank you for your interest in Keeler Gardens.
We hope you will find here all that you are looking for to improve the health and sustainability of your urban community, with environmental experiences and a connection to nature.
Relax, Refresh, Grow & Be Inspired
Do you need a place to relax, refresh, grow, and be inspired? Visit our nature space, home to a 1000-square foot Illinois native pollinator habitat, community Cats at Work, and honey beehives. With over 200 cultivars in multiple garden settings, our chief horticultural specialist can find you a special spot.
Does your school or group need an educational program? Take advantage of programs, events, and presentations either at our site or yours. You can even customize a program for a specific group or topic.
Are you interested in all things environmental? Learn how to be a certified native wildlife habitat, a monarch waystation, and how rebuilding soil to improve our food system is something everyone can do.
And since nature connections build foundational skills, improve our physical and cognitive health, and support strong, safe communities you are well on your way to something extraordinary.
If you are interested in research on why connecting with nature is so important, you will find that at “Biophilia” and “Resources”. If you need more “About Us”, here is a link to a relatively comprehensive document, And if you want to get involved, go to “Participate“, there is a one-page document summarizing our mission active programs, along with information on our Internship program.