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Gardening & Horticulture

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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A person is holding green acorns in their hand.
Browse a selection of seeds, and take home a variety to plant this spring. Saturday, January 27, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
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Yellow and black butterfly is pollinating a cone flower.
The Perennial Plant Association and The Morton Arboretum are teaming up to offer a day-long symposium entitled, ‘Plants for Pollinators. Saturday, February 3, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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A garden with ferns, hostas and other flowers.
Take the leap toward a lawn-free yard. Saturdays, February 24, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to noon.
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Squash, tomatoes, and green beans in a basket on a table
Grow your own food this summer! Learn the basics of vegetable gardening in this class designed for true beginners. Saturday, March 3, 2018, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
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Tomatoes ripening on a vine.
Join us for the annual Edible Gardening Workshop Series each spring at The Morton Arboretum! Select Saturdays, March 17 through April 14, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to noon
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nside the Arbor Day Plant Sale tent, a Plant Genius is giving advice to a customer
Shop the Arbor Day Plant Sale at The Morton Arboretum for an exciting variety of plants chosen by our experts for success in your Chicago-area garden. This sale takes place Arbor Day weekend, Friday, April 27, through Sunday, April 29, 2018. The selection of plants is updated throughout the weekend, and plenty of options will be available.
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