As part of The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Program Digging Deeper series, spend an afternoon exploring the gardens at Halcyon Lodge with host Pamela Miles, a contemporary folk artist. The grounds were originally laid out by landscape architect, O.C. Simonds, who, with Jens Jensen, created the Prairie Style that celebrates native land forms and plants of the Midwest. He was deeply influential, particularly in the region where his many works include the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL. Over more than 100 years, the garden has evolved but it maintains both a fresh charm and a sense of being grounded in time and place. The latest landscape architect to leave a mark at Halcyon Lodge is Douglas Hoerr, partner in the renowned Chicago firm Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects. Inspiration awaits in this artful blending of modern sensibilities and rich history. Registration is required and space is limited. See www.opendaysprogram.org or call The Garden Conservancy toll-free weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, 1-888-842-2442.