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Gardening and horticulture

Gardening and horticulture

Monitoring and Managing Insect Pests

Learn the life cycles, signs and symptoms, and methods of control for the most common insects in our landscapes at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting May 5. One section.

Creating Outdoor Rooms

In this intimate workshop, review what you love about your garden, what you’d like to improve, and how you’d like to use the space at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, April 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Soils and Composting

Create better garden soil with the knowledge, tips, and techniques you gain in this class at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Tuesdays, April 22-May 13, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Landscape Plants: Early Spring

Learn to identify trees and shrubs at their peak in early spring by height, form, leaf texture, and flower at The Morton Arboretum. Date and times vary starting April 16. One section.

Beyond Flowers: Colorful Garden Foliage and Accents

Add color to your garden by looking beyond flowers to foliage and more at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, April 10, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

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.

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