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Gardening and horticulture

Gardening and horticulture

Grow Vegetables From Seed

Discover techniques for and benefits of growing your vegetables from seed started indoors at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, March 15, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Insects and Diseases of Landscape Plants

Learn to recognize tree and shrub problems through observing the life-cycles, signs, and symptoms of the most common pests in our landscapes at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Tuesdays, March 3-March 31, 6:30-9:00 p.m., and Sunday, March 29, 1:00-3:30 p.m.

Pruning Small Trees and Shrubs: Winter

Practice correct pruning techniques and learn which plants to prune now and more importantly, which to prune later at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, February 21, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Design Tips to Refresh Your Garden

Transform your garden into the one you’ve always wanted by focusing your gardening efforts toward a solid design at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, February 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Superstar Native Shrubs-Sold Out

Discover tough and attractive native shrubs that will make your garden pop at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, February 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m

Landscape Plants: Winter

Learn to identify the plants that will help you create a beautiful home landscape at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Saturdays, January 17-31, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Arboretum Uncorked: Winter

Enjoy the beauty of winter as you spend the afternoon indulging in your passion. Whether painting, photography or floral arranging you'll cure your cabin fever while indulging your creative muse. Sunday, February 22, 2:00-4:30 p.m.

Winter Twigs, Buds, and Bark-Sold Out

Examine the forms and branching patterns of 18 Illinois trees, stroll around the Arboretum to identify the twigs, bark, and buds of these majestic wonders. Saturday, January 17, 1:00-4:00 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, January 13-February 17, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Lake Marmo Guided Walk

Sample a variety of collections and landscapes as you stroll from the Visitor Center to Lake Marmo.

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