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Check back here in November for the 2016 season.

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.

Nature at Night

Discover what happens at the Arboretum at night when no one is around. Thursday, October 8, Wednesday, October 28 or Thursday November 5, 2015, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

The Curious Naturalist

Learn age-appropriate techniques for connecting children with their environment at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 7, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Geocaching

Join us on a real-world outdoor treasure hunt among the trees around Lake Marmo at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 7, 2015, 1:00-3:30 p.m.

Beginner’s Watercolor Workshop: Getting Your Feet Wet with Watercolor

Spend a morning learning the basics and of watercolor and create a watercolor painting of an autumn leaf. End the class with a stroll through the Nature Artists’ Guild Holiday Exhibit at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 8 or Sunday November 9, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.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.

Bent Willow Sculpture for the Quiet Season

Create winter interest in the garden by creating willow sculpture with garden artist Bim Willow at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, November 15, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Mosaic Holiday Tree

Create a festive holiday tree plaque at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, November 15, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.