Gardening and horticulture

Gardening and horticulture

Landscape Plants: Early Spring

Learn to identify trees and shrubs at their peak in early spring by height, form, leaf texture, and flower at The Morton Arboretum. Date and times vary starting April 16. One section.

Beyond Flowers: Colorful Garden Foliage and Accents

Add color to your garden by looking beyond flowers to foliage and more at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, April 10, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Perennial Gardening Basics

Take your garden to the next level by learning to select, plant, and care for perennial plants at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, April 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Gardening 101

Learn the recommended way to plant, transplant, and maintain trees, shrubs, and perennials with a hands-on approach at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Mondays, April 7-April 21, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Design a Spring Container-SOLD OUT

Design an outstanding spring container with one of the experts behind The Morton Arboretum’s container displays. Sunday, April 13, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Spring Pruning

Gain an understanding of the plant science behind pruning, practice properly timed pruning techniques, and learn how to select the right equipment for the job in this hands-on class at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 29, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Selecting and Planting Trees

Join The Morton Arboretum for a new conference on best practices and latest recommendations for urban tree selection and planting aimed at arborists, landscape contractors, landscape architects, municipal foresters, nursery growers, and other professionals.
Monday, November 18, 12:30-5:00 p.m. and Tuesday, November 19, 8:00 a.m.-4:45 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, October 29-November 19, 6:30–9:30 p.m.

Do-It-Yourself Rain Gardens

Learn how to design and plant a rain garden for your home at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, February 15,9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

New! Inside the Collections Inside the Herbarium

Discover the hidden gems in the herbarium at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, February 21, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.