Gardening & Horticulture

  • Vanishing Acts: Trees Under Threat Exhibit

    A visitor learning about endangered tree species by using the interactive panels
    Come learn about the gifts that the world's endangered trees give us—and how you can join the Arboretum in saving them. Daily, 7:00 a.m. - sunset

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  • Sustainable Gardens Series

    Sustainable Gardens Series
    Attract pollinators to your garden with native plants and sustainable gardening techniques; Designing for Birds and Bees on Saturday, July 14, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., or add character and sustainability to your garden using repurposed materials; Designing with Reclaimed Materials on Saturday, August 18, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to noon.

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  • Fake News, Real Science: How to Make Sense of the Information Landscape

    A tree is coming out of a laptop and it is surrounded by bright light.
    We are confronted with a vast amount of information every day, and it can be difficult to find trusted and credible sources of expertise. Thursday, July 26, or Saturday, September 29, 2018, 10:30 a.m. to noon.

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  • Preserving the Harvest

    Preserving the Harvest
    Learn home preservation methods and continue to enjoy your seasonal bounty well into the fall and winter months. Saturday, July 28, 2018, 10 a.m. to noon

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  • Zen Gardening

    A miniature zen garden with black rocks and a tiny wooden rack.
    In the Children’s Garden, experience zen gardening, and make your own mini zen garden to take home. Saturday, August 4 through Sunday, 5, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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  • The Art of Bonsai

    Display of several Bonsai displays
    See bonsai displays and demonstrations, by Prairie State Bonsai Society members at The Morton Arboretum, August 4 & 5, 2018 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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  • Home Composting with Bill Shores

    A man holding soil in his hands.
    Learn to make your own compost and the basics of composting with worms. Thursday, September 13, 2018, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

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  • Ancient Grains

    Farro seeds are an ancient grain
    Get the scoop on ancient grains and their role in our diets with this hands-on program. Taste healthful recipes using ingredients such as teff, farro, and more, and prepare two recipes to take home with you. Thursday, September 20, 2018, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

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  • Annual Bulb Sale

    Annual Bulb Sale
    Shop dozens of varieties of dutch bulbs such as tulips, daffodils, iris, alliums, crocus, fritillaria, and many more.

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  • Landscape Below Ground IV

    The roots of an over-turned tree.
    Since 1993, the Landscape Below Ground conferences have provided a forum for presentation of the latest research and management practices in all aspects of tree root development in urban soils. The impact on arboricultural practices has been significant. Practices now commonplace, such as load-bearing soils that provide space for root growth beneath pavement, were introduced to international audiences at the conferences and through conference proceedings. October 15-17, 2018

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