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Creating Advanced Compositions

Go beyond basic composition and gain tools to create advanced compositions from nature at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Thursdays, October 2-16, 6:30-9:30 p.m., and 2 Saturdays, October 4-11,8:00-11:00 a.m.

Apple Tree Care Workshop

This full-day workshop will offer a comprehensive look at growing apple trees at home - everything you need to know to manage a successful harvest of luscious tree-ripened fruit. Friday, October 3, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Putting the Garden to Bed

What should be done now to ensure a healthy garden next spring? Get a head start on creating your best garden ever at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, October 4, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.