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Gardening and horticulture

Gardening and horticulture

All About Composting

Turn your garden and food waste into nutrients for your garden at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, September 20, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Perennial Maintenance Walking Tour

Learn key care techniques to keep your perennial garden looking its best throughout the growing season at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, September 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Landscape Plants: Early Fall

Learn to identify the plants that will help you create a beautiful home landscape at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Thursdays, September 18-25, 6:00-9:00 p.m., and Saturday, September 27, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Native Seed Collection

Learn how and when to collect seeds from your favorite native plants. Walk through the prairie: identify the wildflowers, grasses and tree fruits that are ready for collection and storage at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, October 18, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Openlands TreeKeepers® training at The Morton Arboretum

Learn to identify, plant, care for and prune trees in hands on classes with regional professionals at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Tuesdays, September 16-October 7, 6:00-9:00 p.m. and 4 Saturdays, September 20-October 11, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Intro to Botany

Explore the world of plants by learning how leaves, flowers, fruit, seeds, and roots relate to water, light, nutrients, and reproduction at The Morton Arboretum. 6 Tuesdays, October 14-November 18, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Landscape Plants: Early Summer-Canceled

Learn to identify the plants that will help you create a beautiful home landscape at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Thursdays, June 12-19, 6:00-9:00 p.m., and Saturday, June 21, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Fukien Tea

This beautiful, fast-growing, tropical plant displays pretty whit e flowers in summer that are followed by reddish-orange berries. The plant is very suitable for indoor growing. Good beginners workshop. Sunday, August 3, 1:00-3:30 p.m.

Chinese Lacebark Elm

These easy-to-grow, well-formed trees result in high quality bonsai in a short amount of time. Students will employ the root over rock style of bonsai. For this style, the roots of the tree are wrapped around a rock exposing them at varying degrees as they traverse and grow over the rock, descending into the soil below. Good beginners workshop. Sunday, August 3, 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Japanese Black Pine Master Workshop-Sold Out

Work with Walter Pall and Jim Doyle, two of the world’s foremost bonsai artists, on this exceptional specimen material. The 9-10 inch base, or nebari, of this tree will create a specimen tree for any collection. Intermediate to Advanced levels. Sunday, August 3, 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

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