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Fabulous Fall Containers

Learn the principles of container design in this hands-on workshop at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, October 5, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Art Portfolio Review

Please register for the portfolio review if you have completed your requirements to graduate from the Botanical Art & Illustration Certificate or the Master’s Studio Certificate at the Morton Arboretum. Monday-Friday, October 6-10, 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Field Ecology: Fall

Explore the natural world of Northern Illinois in the fall session of Field Ecology at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and time vary starting September 30. Two sections.

Bird Evolution

Examine the evolutionary relationships of birds and the theories behind their scientific classification at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Wednesdays, October 8-22, 6:00-9:00 p.m., and 2 Saturdays, October 11-18, 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Gardening 101: Plant and Care for Your Garden

Acquire hands-on knowledge so you may be effective and efficient in the maintenance of your landscape garden and property. Learn the recommended way to plant, transplant, and maintain trees, shrubs, and perennials at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Wednesdays, October 8-22, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Autumn Textures with Graphite and Colored Pencil: Visiting Artist Series

Julie Sutter-Blair received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her award winning artwork can be found in numerous art exhibits throughout the Midwest. She has been invited to jury top-ranked Art Festivals, has been artist in residence in schools and has taught previous workshops at The Morton Arboretum.. Friday, October 10-Sunday October 12, 9:00 a.m-4:00 p.m.

Holiday Lighting Workshop

Learn to do great home holiday light displays at The Morton Arboretum! Saturday, October 11, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Glass Pumpkin Workshops

Work with molten glass to create your own glass pumpkin paperweight at The Morton Arboretum. Monday-Friday, October 13-17, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 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. 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.