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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.

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 at The Morton Arboretum. 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.

Growing Greens Indoors

This winter, grow your salad indoors at The Morton Arboretum! Wednesday, October 15, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

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 at The Morton Arboretum. Friday , October 3, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Inside the Collections: Fanciful Crabapple Fruits

The collection dates back from the 1920’s and includes many cultivars. Management and cultivation of crab apples species is a central focus of the east side collection. Join us and learn more about our vibrant cultivars at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, October 14, 9:00-11:30 a.m.

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