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Adult programs, Gardening and horticulture

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-Sold Out

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.

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.

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.

Arboretum Uncorked: Winter

Enjoy the beauty of winter as you spend the afternoon indulging in your passion. Whether painting, photography or floral arranging you'll cure your cabin fever while indulging your creative muse. Sunday, February 22, 2:00-4:30 p.m.

2015 Central Region Perennial Plant Association Symposium: Ready! Set! Garden!

The Perennial Plant Association and The Morton Arboretum are teaming up to offer a day-long symposium entitled, ‘Ready! Set! Garden!’ Some of the best writers and creative plantsmen in the business will be here, and you’re invited to listen, learn, and ask questions at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, February 28, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Insects and Diseases of Landscape Plants

Learn to recognize tree and shrub problems through observing the life-cycles, signs, and symptoms of the most common pests in our landscapes at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Tuesdays, March 3-March 31, 6:30-9:00 p.m., and Sunday, March 29, 1:00-3:30 p.m.

2015 Edible Gardening Workshop Series

Whether you are starting your first vegetable garden or incorporating food plants into an existing ornamental landscape, the Arboretum has unique, creative solutions for you. Sign up for the whole series or purchase workshops a la carte. 5 Saturdays, March 7-28 and April 11, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Edible Gardening Workshop: Fearless Food Gardening in Chicagoland

Get started vegetable gardening with a community gardening expert at Beginning food gardeners rejoice! LaManda Joy’s expertise teaching hundreds (maybe thousands) of new gardeners will help you with your first foray into food gardening at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 7, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.