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Gardening and horticulture

Gardening and horticulture

Gardening with Beneficial Insects

Learn to recognize garden-friendly insects that can help control unwanted insect pests and how to acquire and nurture their populations for your garden at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, June 11, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Bold, Beautiful Containers-Sold Out

Learn to create stunning containers by combining annuals, perennials and shrubs, and where to place them for maximum visual appeal at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, June 8, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

The Grounds at Thornhill Education Center

Take a habitat history walk to view the historic Hawthorn collection, discover the meaning of the stained glass tree medallions in gentleman’s library (Founder’s Room), and learn more about the Morton family mansion and the transformation to Thornhill Education Center. Thursday, May 22, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Edible Gardening Workshop - Flavorful Landscapes with Limited Time, Space & Budget

Increase the nutritional value and beauty of your landscape by incorporating attractive fruits and vegetables into the plan at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, April 26, 9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Edible Gardening Workshop - Growing Formal and Productive Kitchen Gardens (SOLD OUT)

Learn what design elements make up a potager garden, and get real-world tips for kitchen garden success at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, April 5, 9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Edible Gardening Workshop - Beauty and Bounty: Designing Organic Edible Landscapes

Learn to design an edible landscape with vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers as your landscape materials at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 29, 9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Edible Gardening Workshop - Food and Foliage: Creative Design Ideas

Discover creative new ideas for growing edibles in your garden or in containers this spring at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 22, 2:00–4:30 p.m.

Edible Gardening Workshop - Edible Theme Gardens

Get inspired for spring gardening by planning a themed garden you can eat at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 8, 9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

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 April 26.

Inside the Collections: Witch-hazel Dell-LOCATION CHANGE

Explore the bright blooms and lemon-yellow flowers of the witch hazel collection in early spring at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, March 18, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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