Gardening and horticulture

Gardening and horticulture

Burning Bush-Sold Out

Create a stand of five to seven trees that over time will become fused together to create a copse, or thicket at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, August 1, 2015, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Kusamono Lecture & Demo

Watch the Japanese art of taking natural grasses, bulbs, and flowering plants to make a living arrangement that can be used as a stand-alone arrangement or as an accent to accompany bonsai at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, August 1, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Willow Leaf Ficus

A rapid grower, this tropical bonsai allows for design to be achieved quickly. This bonsai produces aerial roots that give the appearance of age. Saturday, August 1, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at The Morton Arboretum.


This deciduous conifer, which produces small cones and displays new growth in a fresh green color that turns gold in the fall, is a perfect scale for bonsai. Saturday, August 1, 2015, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

The Hidden Life of Ferns-Canceled

Be enchanted by the beauty, delicacy, and intricate biology of ferns at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, Aug 6, 2015, 6:30-8:30 p.m., and Saturday, Aug 8, 2015, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Designing Elegant Woodland Gardens

Explore the garden features and plants that embody the woodland garden trend and create a woodland oasis in your own yard at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Saturdays, Aug 22-29, 2015, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Gardening for Hummingbirds and Butterflies

Learn how to transform your yard into a welcome habitat for hummingbirds and butterflies by integrating nectar and host plants and other garden features at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, Aug 13, 2015, 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 15, 2015, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Summer Ikebana-Sold Out

Draw inspiration from the shady summer canopy, waving grasses and lazy pond ripples through Ikebana -- the art of Japanese flower arranging at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, August 1, 2015, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Hydroponics at Home-Canceled

Learn to grow vegetables in any space or season with a simple home hydroponics system at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Summer Color and Year Round Interest

Explore the Arboretum’s seasonal displays and get tips for selecting colorful perennials that have interest in multiple seasons. Friday, July 24, 2015, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.