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Gardening and horticulture

Gardening and horticulture

Edible Gardening Workshop Series

Whether you are starting your first vegetable garden or incorporating food plants into an existing ornamental landscape, The Morton Arboretum has unique, creative solutions for you. Sign up for the whole series or purchase workshops a la carte. 5 Saturdays, March 8, 22, 29, April 5 and 26.

Winter programs? Check back soon!

Registration for winter programs will open November 3.

Lake Marmo Guided Walk

Sample a variety of collections and landscapes as you stroll from the Visitor Center to Lake Marmo.

Fall Color Guided Walk

Take an Autumn Amble through the Ground Cover Garden and immerse yourself in the best that Fall has to offer.

Apple Tree Care Workshop

This full-day workshop will offer a comprehensive look at growing apple trees at home - everything you need to know to manage a successful harvest of luscious tree-ripened fruit. Friday, October 3, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Wonderful Winter Containers

Learn the principles of container design in this hands-on workshop at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 22, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Holiday Centerpieces and Swags

Just in time for the holiday season, find out how you can incorporate evergreen branches and boughs into elegant table centerpieces and swags at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 15, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Plan Your Landscape I: Getting Started

In this first of a three-course series, you will take home a better understanding of the processes used to design a home landscape at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Tuesdays, November 4-25, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Structural Pruning

Late autumn is one of the best times to prune for plant structure. The foliage has fallen, revealing the limbs and form of the plant. In this workshop you will learn structural pruning techniques for specimen shrubs, small ornamental trees, and young trees at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 1, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Landscape Plants: Late Fall

Learn to identify the plants that will help you create a beautiful home landscape at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Thursdays, October 16-23, 6:00-9:00 p.m., and Saturday, October 25, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

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