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Gardening and Horticulture

  • Just in time for the holiday season, find out how you can incorporate evergreen branches and boughs into elegant holiday swags at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, November 30, 2017, 7:00 to 9:30 p.m., or Saturday, December 2, 2017, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Make an ornament using air plants and festive decorations at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, December 7, 2017, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Create a festive, long-lasting botanical arrangement to display in your home during the holidays, using a wintery mix of greenery and flowers at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Ward off winter blues with a diet rich in seasonal, plant-based foods at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, January 18, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Practice correct pruning techniques and learn which plants to prune now and more importantly, which to prune later at The Morton Arboretum. Online component available beginning January 11, or February 1. In-person component occurs, January 19, 2018, or Saturday, February 10, 2018, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Learn to identify trees after they shed their leaves for the winter at The Morton Arboretum. Online component available beginning January 19 or 26, 2018. In-person component occurs Saturdays, January 27, or February 3, 2018, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
  • Learn to save your own seeds in this hands-on workshop at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 27, 2018, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Browse a selection of ornamental and edible seeds, and take home a variety to plant this spring at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 27, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Get the botany basics you need to identify plants at The Morton Arboretum. In-person section: Saturday, March 31, 2018, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Brighten your winter landscape with plants and combinations that add color and texture at The Morton Arboretum. Two Thursdays, February 1 and 8, 2018, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Learn the benefits of essential oils and make your own essential-oil products to take home with you at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, February 3, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
  • Improve your plant identification skills by learning characteristics of plant families at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, February 3, 8:00 a.m. to noon
  • The Perennial Plant Association and The Morton Arboretum are teaming up to offer a day-long symposium entitled, ‘Plants for Pollinators.’ Saturday, February 3, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Learn the basics of beekeeping at The Morton Arboretum. Four Thursdays, February 8 through March 1, 2018, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Design a stunning front garden that integrates seamlessly with your house and neighborhood at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, February 9, 9:00 a.m. to noon
  • Tuck a variety of lovely succulents into a clear, glass container to create a modern and delightful arrangement that will warm up any home at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, February 10, 2018, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
  • Practice correct pruning techniques and learn which plants to prune now and more importantly, which to prune later at The Morton Arboretum. Online component available beginning January 11, or February 1. In-person component occurs, January 19, 2018, or Saturday, February 10, 2018, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Join an Arboretum expert for a cup of hot cocoa and a winter stroll through the conifer collection. Saturday, February 10 or 17, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to noon
  • Discover techniques for and benefits of growing your vegetables from seed started indoors at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, February 17, 2018, 9:00 to 11 :00 a.m., or Thursday, February 22, 2018, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Take the leap toward a lawn-free yard. Lawns are labor - and resource-intensive. Learn ways to reduce the amount of lawn in your home landscape and replace it with an attractive, more sustainable design that meets your goals at The Morton Arboretum. Saturdays, February 24, March 3 and 10, 2018 9:00 a.m. to noon.
  • Join freelance artist JoAnne Laudolff at The Morton Arboretum and learn how to turn dress pattern paper, old magazine pages, found objects and even some organic objects into a beautiful piece of upcycled mixed media art for your home. Sunday, February 25, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Learn to identify plants without leaves or flowers at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 3, 2018, 8:00 a.m. to noon.
  • Grow your own food this summer! Learn the basics of vegetable gardening in this class designed for true beginners at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 3, 2018, 1:00 to 4:00 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 10, 2018, or Friday, April 13, 2018, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Make a difference in your own backyard with simple ideas that have a big impact on the planet at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, March 15, 2018, 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.
  • Join us for the annual Edible Gardening Workshop Series each spring at The Morton Arboretum! Select Saturdays, March 17 through April 14, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to noon
  • Learn to graft in this hands-on workshop and go home with your very own grafted apple tree at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 17, 2018, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
  • Learn spring methods for propagating your favorite native plants at The Morton Arboretum.Sunday, March 18, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to noon
  • Get early spring color in your garden. Horticulturist Nina Koziol will share her favorite perennials that flower early in the season at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, March 22, 2018, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m
  • Practice correct pruning techniques and learn which plants to prune now and more importantly, which to prune later at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 24, 2018, 9:00 to noon, or Friday, April 13, 2018, noon to 3 p.m.

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