Gardening and Horticulture

Course List

  • Get the botany basics you need to identify plants at The Morton Arboretum. New Online section added: Registration closes at 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Online component begins: Thursday, March 15, 2018. Winter sessions start Sunday, May 6 for In-person only or Friday, June 1 for online only section.
  • Get the knowledge you need to grow beautiful, bountiful pepper plants at home. Saturday, May 5, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to noon
  • Help your new plantings establish and thrive. Learn best practices when planting new trees and shrubs from a member of the Arboretum’s horticulture crew. Saturday, May 5, 2018, noon to 2:00 p.m.
  • Grow your own bouquet! Get traditional and nontraditional ideas on which flowers to plant in a cut-flower garden at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, May 10, 2018, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Look beyond flowers and consider how foliage can add color, texture, and shapes to your garden at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, May 11, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Take a journey through a tree, from roots to leaves at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 12, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Create a spring arrangement in a basket bursting with vibrant flowers and greenery under the guidance of the Arboretum’s botanical arrangers. Saturday, May 12, 2018, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Learn to make your own healthy, cost-effective snack bars at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 19, 2018, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
  • Hear the stories behind some of the Arboretum’s most treasured trees on this walking tour of the west side grounds.Saturday, May 19, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to noon
  • Stroll the Arboretum's stunning perennial beds where you’ll learn about plant placement, dividing, transplanting, watering, fertilizing, mulching and more.Thursday, May 17 or June 28, 2018, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Get the botany basics you need to identify plants at The Morton Arboretum. New Online section added: Registration closes at 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Online component begins: Thursday, March 15, 2018. Winter sessions start Sunday, May 6 for In-person only or Friday, June 1 for online only section.
  • Turn your yard into a sustainable, edible landscape using the design principles of permaculture in this two day workshop at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Incorporate natives into your home landscape. Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 9:30 to 12:30 a.m.
  • This is the story of an artist's love affair with a piece of land, and the birds, animals, and plants that inhabit it. Join us at The Morton Arboretum on Friday June 8, 2018, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Create a stunning container that will add summer color to your yards, decks, and patios at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, June 7, 2018, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., or Saturday, June 9, 2018, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
  • Join horticulturist Sharon Yiesla on a journey through the life of a flower. Learn how flowers develop, how they grow, and the end result of their lives, fruit at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, June 16, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • 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, April 21 or June 16, 2018, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Stroll the Arboretum's stunning perennial beds where you’ll learn about plant placement, dividing, transplanting, watering, fertilizing, mulching and more.Thursday, May 17 or June 28, 2018, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • This one-day conference for green industry professionals and avid home gardeners will focus on the latest information and practice related to the selection and care of Midwestern trees, shrubs, and woody plants, as shared by leading designers and plant experts at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, September 6, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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