Gardening and Horticulture

Ornamental grasses add color, texture and movement to the garden. These easy-to-care-for perennials add interest to any space throughout the gardening year. This class will help you to find the ones most suited to your garden's style and growing conditions at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, September 9, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to noon
Create a Zen-filled garden haven at home at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
This fall, grow all the veggies you need to make a delicious stir-fry dinner, and take home a plant or two to get started right away at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, August 19, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to noon
Do your part to keep bees and other pollinators busy this summer at The Morton Arboretum. Two days: Thursday, August 3, 2017, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and Saturday, August 5, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to noon
Learn about the pesky visitors that pop up in your garden uninvited at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Join horticulturist Sharon Yiesla on a journey through the life of a flower. Learn how flowers develop, how they grow, and the end result of their lives, fruit at The Morton Arboretum.Saturday, July 22, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
For the student who has moved beyond intermediate, this six-week course focuses almost exclusively on supervised work on trees at The Morton Arboretum. Six Saturdays, July 8 through August 12, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to noon
Turn your garden bounty or farmer’s market haul into delicious seasonal meals. Learn the benefits of eating foods in season, as well as how to store and prepare them to maintain their optimal nutrition and flavor at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, September 23, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to noon
Many of the trees you see at The Morton Arboretum are native to Asia. Why is that? Learn why the Asian collections have long been at the core of the Arboretum’s mission on this walking tour with collections supervisor Patrick Kelsch. Friday, June 9, or Saturday, June 17, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to noon
Identify top performing shrubs, ornamental trees, and shade trees for a variety of conditions at The Morton Arboretum. Please Note: June 16 class has moved to the Administration Building. Two Fridays, June 16 or June 23, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m