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Gardening and horticulture

Gardening and horticulture

Perennial Gardening Basics

Take your garden to the next level by learning to select, plant, and care for perennial plants at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, April 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Gardening 101

Learn the recommended way to plant, transplant, and maintain trees, shrubs, and perennials with a hands-on approach at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Mondays, April 7-April 21, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Design a Spring Container-SOLD OUT

Design an outstanding spring container with one of the experts behind The Morton Arboretum’s container displays. Sunday, April 13, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Spring Pruning

Gain an understanding of the plant science behind pruning, practice properly timed pruning techniques, and learn how to select the right equipment for the job in this hands-on class at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 29, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Plan Your Landscape I: Getting Started

In this first of a three-course series, you will take home a better understanding of the processes used to design a home landscape at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Tuesdays, October 29-November 19, 6:30–9:30 p.m.

Do-It-Yourself Rain Gardens

Learn how to design and plant a rain garden for your home at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, February 15,9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

New! Inside the Collections Inside the Herbarium

Discover the hidden gems in the herbarium at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, February 21, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Latin Names of Plants and Animals

Learn to understand the Latin names for plants and animals by relating them to English words at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Saturdays, February 15-February 22, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Conifers in Winter

Learn to recognize 40 common conifers, plus a few unusual ones at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Sundays, February 9-March 2, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Deciduous Trees in Winter

Learn to identify trees without their leaves at The Morton arboretum. 5 Saturdays, January 25-February 22, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

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