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Course List

  • Learn spring methods for propagating your favorite native plants at The Morton Arboretum.Sunday, March 18, 2018, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. New section added for 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  • 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
  • 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. Select Mondays or Saturdays, February 3 through June 23, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
  • Strap on your running shoes for an informative running tour of the Arboretum. Saturday, March 24, 2018, 8:00 to 9:30 a.m.
  • Learn how to safely use herbicides to benefit natural areas management at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 24, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Practice correct pruning techniques and learn which plants to prune now and more importantly, which to prune later at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 24, 2018, 9:00 to noon, or Friday, April 13, 2018, noon to 3 p.m.
  • Learn the essentials of woodland ecology and the woodland management techniques necessary to maintain threatened woodland ecosystems at The Morton Arboretum. Online component begins: Thursday, March 29, 2018
  • Use the style of renowned landscape architect Tony Tyznik for inspiration as you create a drawing of an oak tree, working either in graphite or in pen and ink at The Morton Arboretum. Four Thursdays, April 5, 19, 26, and May 3, 2018, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. (No class April 12)
  • Join us for a full-day training for landscapers, streets and sanitation technicians, and public works crews that will cover selection, planting, and care of trees in sessions led by local experts. Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and/or Thursday, April 5, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Keep your yard looking great all year at The Morton Arboretum! Saturday, April 7, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to noon
  • Learn about the benefits of herbs and spices and how to infuse them into salves, tonics and tisanes, and an invigorating and delicious beverage called a shrub at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, April 7, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
  • Tap into your creative side with an introductory workshop on nature art at The Morton Arboretum. Winter Foliage in Graphite on Saturday, February 24, or Sunday, February 25, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. OR Spring Flowers in Colored Pencil Saturday, April 7, or Sunday, April 8, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • 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 7, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Join us for a FREE orientation program on the Woodland Stewardship Program at the Morton Arboretum. In-Person. Saturday, April 7 , 2018, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. or online only.
  • Learn to creatively use light in your photography. Improve your results by considering the quantity, color, and quality of light found during the course of the day and throughout the seasons at The Morton Arboretum. Four Saturdays, April 7 through 28, 2018, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • With extreme weather events, flooding, drought, and habitat fragmentation on the rise, will our trees be able to weather the storm? What will our parks, preserves, and urban landscapes look like in 50 or 100 years? Grab a drink at the bar (one drink is included in price of ticket), and join us for a compelling discussion led by moderator Jerome McDonnell of WBEZ Radio’s Worldview. Thursday, April 12, 2018, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Healthy Soil, Healthy Plants at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, April 12, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to noon
  • Perennials come back year after year. Learn about the incredible variety of perennials plants that thrive in the Chicago area at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, April 12, 2018, 7:00 to 9:00 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.
  • Discover the principles and practice of ecosystem restoration at The Morton Arboretum. Online component begins: Monday, April 9, 2018. In person component: Two Saturdays, April 14 and April 21, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Protect your body from wear and tear so you can stay active in the garden for years to come at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, April 14, 2018, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
  • Learn the art of abstract photography with nature as your inspiration at The Morton Arboretum. Two Saturdays, April 14 and 21, 2018, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
  • Design an attractive spring container with hardy plants that will bring color to any outdoor space at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, April 12, 2018, 7 to 9:00 p.m., or Saturday, April 14, 2018, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
  • Create a one-of-a-kind piece of art for your garden at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, April 15, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 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
  • 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 9; April 30; June 4; or June 18, 2018, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. p.m.
  • Improve your health and well-being with yoga. We will practice poses, breathing and meditation in the tranquil setting of the Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary on select Wednesdays or Thursdays, March Through May 2018.
  • Make the most of your small garden with smart design at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, April 19, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Discover the basics of backyard composting and composting with worms at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, April 19, 2018, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Wander through the ever-changing array of blooms in our woodlands and prairie to learn how to identify wildflowers such as trillium, mayapple, and dog-tooth violet and hear about their folklore at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, April 20, Saturday, April 28, or Friday, May 4, 2018, 8:30 to 11:00 a.m.

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