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Adult programs, Gardening and horticulture

Intro to Botany

Explore the world of plants by learning how leaves, flowers, fruit, seeds, and roots relate to water, light, nutrients, and reproduction at The Morton Arboretum. 6 Tuesdays, January 13-February 17, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Plan Your Landscape I: Getting Started

Begin the process of designing a home landscape by learning to prepare a scaled base map of your garden and create an inventory of your property at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Saturdays, January 17 & January 31-February 14, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Winter Twigs, Buds, and Bark

Examine the forms and branching patterns of 18 Illinois trees, stroll around the Arboretum to identify the twigs, bark, and buds of these majestic wonders. Saturday, January 17, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Landscape Plants: Winter

Learn to identify the plants that will help you create a beautiful home landscape at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Saturdays, January 17-31, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Deciduous Trees in Winter

Learn to identify trees without their leaves. Explore the winter identification of trees at the Arboretum and develop the skills to identify trees on your own using clues found in buds, fruits, leaf scars, bark, and branching patterns of winter trees. 5 Sundays, January 18-February 15, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Superstar Native Shrubs

Discover tough and attractive native shrubs that will make your garden pop at The Morton arboretum. Thursday, February 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m

Plant Families

Improve your plant identification skills by learning characteristics of plant families at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Sundays, February 8-February 15, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Design Tips to Refresh Your Garden

Transform your garden into the one you’ve always wanted by focusing your gardening efforts toward a solid design at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, February 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Pruning Small Trees and Shrubs: Winter

Practice correct pruning techniques and learn which plants to prune now and more importantly, which to prune later at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, February 21, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Plan Your Landscape II: Creating Outdoor Spaces

Add instant curb appeal with a better understanding of how to unify your house with your site by creating outdoor rooms at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Saturdays, February 21-March 21, 1:30-4:30 p.m.