Adult Courses

  • Explore your lunar energy while connecting the mind and body in this peaceful yoga class in honor of the full and new moons each month. Dates and times vary starting Thursday, January 12, 2017. Multiple sections
  • Learn to capture early spring with graphite, the perfect medium for textures. at The Morton Arboretum. Four Tuesdays, March 28 through April 18, 2017, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
  • Bring life and interest to even the shadiest parts of your landscape at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m
  • Hear the fascinating history of Chicago’s parks from author and historian Julia S. Bachrach at The Morton Arboretum. (Sold Out) Thursday, March 30, 2017, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Learn the ins and outs of sharpening garden tools and bring a tool of your own to sharpen at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 11, 10:00 a.m. to noon, or Friday, March 31, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
  • Learn to grow heirloom apples in backyards and urban environments with the preeminent heirloom expert, Dan Bussey at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, April 1, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to noon
  • In this single morning workshop for beginners, learn how to find birds, discuss equipment, what to wear, keeping track of your observations, and more at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, April 1, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Join an expert photographer for golden hour, that magical moment just before sunset when the soft light gives the Arboretum a special, warm glow. Sunday, April 2, 2017, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., or Thursday, May 25, 2017, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Learn the art of bonsai during this six-week hands-on course at The Morton Arboretum. Six Saturdays, April 1, 8, (no class on April 15) 22, 29, May 6, and 13, 2017, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
  • For those with considerable familiarity and experience with the fundamentals of bonsai, take your practice to the next step at The Morton Arboretum. Six Saturdays, April 1, 8, (no class on April 15) 22, 29, May 6, and 13, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to noon
  • Discover the basics of backyard composting and composting with worms at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Learn the theory and practice of habitat restoration at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesdays April 5 through May 24, 2017, 5:00 to 8:30 p.m., and Mondays May 8, 15 and 22, 2017, 3:00 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Be intentional about the photographs you take by gaining control of your camera settings and developing your eye for photography at The Morton Arboretum. Five days: Three Thursdays, April 6, 13, and 20, 2017, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and Two Saturdays, April 8 and 15, 2017, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Learn why value is essential to accurately capturing a landscape in your art at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, April 7, and Saturday, April 8, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Design an outstanding spring container with hardy plants that will bring color to your patio at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, April 6, 2017, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. or Saturday, April 8, 2017, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Learn how French kitchen gardens combine beautiful design with common sense vegetable gardening at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, April 8, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to noon
  • Learn the geologic history of the Midwest as we cycle the the roads of the Arboretum. Saturday, April 8, 2017, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (rain date April 22)
  • Strap on your running shoes for an informative running tour of the Arboretum. Select Saturdays, April 8, 8:00 to 9:30 a.m., May 13, 8:00 to 10:00 a.m., or June 3, 8:00 to 9:30 a.m.
  • Learn how to use interpretation to help volunteers and team members make a stronger connection to place at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, April 8, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. .
  • Spend a day learning the basics and create a colored pencil drawing of a spring flower at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday April 8, or Sunday April 9, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Learn how to identify Illinois' spring resident and migratory birds by sight and call and meet other birders at The Morton arboretum. Five Sundays, April 9, 23, 30, May 14, and 21 , 2017, 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (no class April 16 or May 7)
  • Explore the hidden structure behind ecosystem function and lay the foundation to improve your understanding of the biological systems we manage at The Morton Arboretum. Online component begins: April 3, 2017, In person component: Sunday April 9, 2017, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
  • Experience the healing and wellness promoting effects of Shinrin-Yoku, the practice of bathing the senses in the atmosphere of the forest at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting Saturdays, April 8, 2017. Multiple sections.
  • Explore meditative and self-nurturing yoga poses with the use of plant based essential oils to restore and rebalance the mind and body in the tranquil setting of the Morton Arboretum. Mondays, April 10; April 24; June 5; or June 19, 2017, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Learn how to design and plant a rain garden for your home at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
  • The Chicago Region Trees Initiative has developed a full day, hands on training event for non-forestry professionals who work with trees. Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Park Forest Village Hall
  • Learn to paint the bright greens and colors of spring in gouache, an opaque watercolor at The Morton Arboretum. Four Wednesdays, April 12 through May 3, 2017, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
  • Follow your subject over the course of several weeks to see how it unfolds throughout the spring at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Thursdays, April 13, 27 (no class May 4), and May 11, 2017, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Celebrate spring by searching the Arboretum grounds for nature’s brightly colored pageant of spring birds. Saturdays, April 15, May 20, or June 17, 2017, 8:00 to 10:30 a.m.
  • Discover the amazing world of magnolias and find new trees for your landscape at The Morton Arboretum! Saturday, April 15, 2017, 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.

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