Class listings

Lifelong Learning, Gardening and horticulture

Wonderful Winter Containers

Learn the principles of container design in this hands-on workshop at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 21 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or Thursday, December 3, 2015, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Wild Magnolias and Endangered Oaks: Collecting American Trees Before They Are Gone

Hear from two Arboretum botanists about their search for endangered American trees. Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 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 17-February 14, 2016, 1:00-4:00 p.m. Sign up for each day a la carte or take all five sessions for a complete introduction to winter trees.

Basic Plant ID

Get the plant and botany basics you need to identify plants at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 16, 2016, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Winter Tree Walk

Discover the beauty of winter trees and learn their identification at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 16, 2016, 1:00-3:30 p.m. or Monday, February 15, 2016, 10:00 am-12:30 p.m.

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. 5 Tuesdays, January 19-February 16, 2016, 6:30-9:30 pm

Winter Pruning

Practice correct pruning techniques and learn which plants to prune now and more importantly, which to prune later at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, January 22, 2016, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or Saturday, February 20, 2016, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Gourmet Botany

Explore the botany of your favorite culinary indulgences at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Landscape Design Basics

Begin the process of designing a home landscape at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Thursdays, January 28-February 18, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Winter Landscape Trees

Learn to identify common trees that are highlights of the winter landscape at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 23, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or Saturday, January 30, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.