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Gardening and horticulture

Gardening and horticulture

Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life

The author of the new book, Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life, discusses the plants and places that inspired the classic children’s tales at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, June 26, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Easy Summer Party Arrangements-Canceled

Rise above the rest with outstanding arrangements for your summer festivities at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, June 29, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Landscape Plants: Early Summer

Learn to identify the plants that will help you create a beautiful home landscape at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Thursdays, June 12-19, 6:00-9:00 p.m., and Saturday, June 21, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

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.

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.

Perennial Maintenance Walking Tour

Walk through The Morton Arboretum's perennial groupings to talk about maintenance chores such as cutting back, pinching, deadheading, deadleafing, and disease and insect control on a wide variety of perennials Tuesday, May 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Spring Ikebana

Capture the graceful curve of an unfolding bud, the surprise of new leaves, or the lightness of a cloud through Ikebana -- the art of Japanese flower arranging at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 17, 1:00-3:30 p.m.

The Language of Flowers-Canceled

Make an arrangement for Mother’s Day at The Morton Arboretum! Saturday, May 10, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

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