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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, October 14-November 18, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Inside the Collections: Fanciful Crabapple Fruits

The collection dates back from the 1920’s and includes many cultivars. Management and cultivation of crabapple species is a central focus of the east side collection. Join us and learn more about our vibrant cultivars at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, October 14, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Growing Greens Indoors

This winter, grow your salad indoors at The Morton Arboretum! Wednesday, October 15, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Landscape Plants: Late Fall

Learn to identify the plants that will help you create a beautiful home landscape at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Thursdays, October 16-23, 6:00-9:00 p.m., and Saturday, October 25, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Native Seed Collection

Learn how and when to collect seeds from your favorite native plants. Walk through the prairie: identify the wildflowers, grasses and tree fruits that are ready for collection and storage at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, October 18, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Structural Pruning

Late autumn is one of the best times to prune for plant structure. The foliage has fallen, revealing the limbs and form of the plant. In this workshop you will learn structural pruning techniques for specimen shrubs, small ornamental trees, and young trees at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 1, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Plan Your Landscape I: Getting Started

In this first of a three-course series, you will take home a better understanding of the processes used to design a home landscape at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Tuesdays, November 4-25, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Holiday Centerpieces and Swags

Just in time for the holiday season, find out how you can incorporate evergreen branches and boughs into elegant table centerpieces and swags at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 15, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Wonderful Winter Containers

Learn the principles of container design in this hands-on workshop at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 22, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.