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Adult programs, Gardening and horticulture

Native Seed and Plant Propagation

Learn how and when to collect seeds from your favorite native plants at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, October 17, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

8th International Oak Society Conference

The 8th International Oak Society Conference will take place October 18-21, 2015 at The Morton Arboretum. Register today!

IOS 2015 Post-Conference Tour

This three day Post-Conference Tour for the 8th International Oak Society Conference takes place October 22-24, 2015 and will travel from Chicago through the Indiana Dunes and its national park to the southwest Michigan beach region.

Introduction to Landscape Design

In this introductory landscape design class, you will take home a better understanding of the processes used to design a home landscape at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Tuesdays, November 3-December 1, 2015 (no class November 24) , 9:30 a.m.-12:30 a.m.

Fall Pruning

Late autumn is one of the best times to prune young trees for healthy 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 7, or Thursday, November 12, 2015, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Holiday Swags

Just in time for the holiday season, find out how you can incorporate evergreen branches and boughs into elegant holiday swags at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 14, 2015, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Arboretum Uncorked: Holiday

Create a seasonal painting or Create a small arrangement to give or keep while you enjoy a glass of wine and goodies at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, November 18 , 2015 7:00-9:00 p.m.

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, 6:30-9:30 p.m.