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Curb Appeal for the Home Gardener

Learn how to make the most of your home’s curb appeal at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Plants in Watercolor

In this introductory class you will learn how to handle watercolor, which is a classic technique used for botanical illustration at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Wednesdays, May 4-11 and May 25-June 1, 2016, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Frog ID Workshop

Learn the names and ecology of the frogs that call in the spring at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 1:00-3:30 p.m. or 6:30-9:00 p.m.

Garden Explorers: Planting Rainbows 3-5 years

Join us for this four-week outdoor adventure in the garden at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Thursdays, May 5-26, 2016 12:30-2:00 p.m.

Warbler Workshop

In this intensive workshop, enjoy the spring warbler migration while learning about identification, arrival dates, migration patterns, habitat preferences, and daily feeding techniques at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, May 5, 7:00-9:00 p.m., and Saturday, May 7, 2016, 8:00 am-12:00 p.m.

Beginning Home Composting

Discover the basics of backyard composting and composting with worms at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, April 14, 2016, 6:30-8:30 p.m. or Saturday, May 7, 2016, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Pruning Flowering Shrubs

Get the most out of your shrubs with proper spring pruning at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Mosaic Gifts for Mom’s Garden

Learn to make a personalized mosaic gift perfect for Mother’s Day at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m

Advanced Spring Local Flora

Learn the identification skills to manage, restore, or simply enjoy woodland and prairie habitats, including identifying plants early in the growing season at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. This class can be taken as a component of the Woodland Stewardship Program in natural areas management at The Morton Arboretum.

Spring Wildflower Walk

Wander through the ever-changing array of blooms in our woodlands to learn how to identify wildflowers such as trillium, mayapple, and dog-tooth violet and hear about their folklore at The Morton Arboretum. Saturdays, April 16, 23, 30 or May 7, 2016, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.