Design a Spring Container

Design an attractive spring container with hardy plants that will bring color to any outdoor space. Learn optimal plant combinations, secrets of color and texture, successful planting techniques, how to prune and edit… and more! Great for beginners and experienced gardeners alike--use this opportunity to make the mess in our classroom and have the plants you need right at your fingertips. Bring your own container, and create a complete container to take home in this hands-on workshop.

Instructor: Bridget Bittman
Notes: Held indoors. Registration closes April 5. Limit 18
Supplies: Please provide your own 10-12 inch container, gardening gloves, and hand pruners or scissors.

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Schedule and Location

Thursday, April 12, 2018, 7 to 9:00 p.m., or Saturday, April 14, 2018, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Research Building, Head house

  • Section A: Thursday, April 12, 7 to 9:00 p.m. (registration closes April 5)
  • Section B: Saturday, April 14, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. (registration closes April 5)

Fees and Admission

Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum. 

$49.00 member
$58.00 nonmember

Registration Information

ONLINE: Register now
CALL: 630-719-2468 (or to be wait listed)
IN PERSON: Stop by the Visitor Center during open hours.