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Adult programs, Gardening and horticulture

Edible Gardening Workshop: Designing Edible and Ornamental Kitchen Gardens-Sold Out

Get expert insight into designing a garden that is as beautiful as it is productive at The Morton Arboretum. As the garden manager for the Rick Bayless Organic Garden in Chicago where he grows salad greens, herbs, tomatoes and chile peppers for Rick’s restaurants, Bill Shores is an expert at getting the most production out of any space. Saturday, March 28, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Perennial Gardening Basics

Take your garden to the next level by learning to select, plant, and care for perennial plants at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Spring Pruning

Gain an understanding of the plant science behind pruning, practice properly timed pruning techniques, and learn how to select the right equipment for the job in this hands-on class at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, April 11, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Plan Your Landscape III: Selecting Plants for Your Plan

Learn planting design and gain confidence in your ability to put trees, shrubs, and perennials together into an attractive composition at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Saturdays, April 11-May 2, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Edible Gardening Workshop: Small is the New Big - Growing More Plants in Surprising Places!

Imagine growing 40 plants in a single square foot area. At this workshop learn creative ways to grow larger quantities of organic herbs and vegetables in small areas at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, April 11, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Gardening 101

Learn the recommended way to plant, transplant, and maintain trees, shrubs, and perennials with a hands-on approach at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Mondays, April 13-April 27, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Design a Spring Container-New section added

Design an outstanding spring container with one of the experts behind the Arboretum’s container displays. Saturday, April 11, 2015, 1:30-3:30 p.m. or Wednesday April 15, 2015, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Spring Plant Combinations

Discover spring flowering shrubs, perennials, and bulbs that are happy companions and reliable performers at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, April 16, 2015, 6:30-9:00 p.m.

Windowsill Herb Gardens

Take advantage of your window space to grow herbs indoors. Our herb garden expert will show you the best techniques for establishing and caring for windowsill herb gardens that are as attractive as they are functional at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Build a Terrarium-Sold Out

Learn techniques for making unique terrariums and make a simple terrarium to take home at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 1:30-3:30 p.m.