Gardening and Horticulture

Just in time for the holiday season, find out how you can incorporate evergreen branches and boughs into elegant holiday swags at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, November 30, 2017, 7:00 to 9:30 p.m., or Saturday, December 2, 2017, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Late autumn is one of the best times to prune for plant structure at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 4, or Thursday, November 16, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Discover the basics of backyard composting and composting with worms at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, September 14 (CANCELLED), or October 12, 2017, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Learn the best plants and new ideas to help keep deer from munching your garden at The Morton Arboretum. (Canceled) Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Join Andrea Mattson of Edible Alchemy to learn the basics of creating natural skincare remedies at The Morton Arboretum.Saturday, May 13, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to noon or 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Learn the art of bonsai during this six-week hands-on course at The Morton Arboretum. Six Saturdays, July 8 through August 12, 2017, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Learn home preservation methods and continue to enjoy your seasonal bounty well into the fall and winter months at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, August 26, 2017, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Get the botany basics you need to identify plants at The Morton Arboretum. Online components start Thursday, August 31 or Friday, October 20, 2017. Multiple sections.
Stroll the Arboretum's stunning perennial beds where you’ll learn about plant placement, dividing, transplanting, watering, fertilizing, mulching and more. (Spring) Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (Summer) Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Capture the graceful curve of fall leaves and boughs, the delightful color of berries, or the lightness of a cloud through Ikebana -- the art of Japanese flower arranging at The Morton Arboretum. (SOLD OUT) Saturday, September 23, 2017, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.