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Adult programs

New Ideas from English Gardens

Wake up your beds and borders with fresh ideas from across the pond at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, May 14, 2015, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Do-It-Yourself Rain Gardens

Learn how to design and plant a rain garden for your home at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, May 15, 2015, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Spring Ikebana

Capture the graceful curve of an unfolding bud, the surprise of new leaves, or the lightness of a cloud through Ikebana -- the art of Japanese flower arranging at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 16, 2015, 1:00-3:30 p.m.

Intro to Smartphone Photography

This class will cover the best ways to use your smartphone to capture attractive images, and recommend a selection of good starter apps for some basic post-processing of your photos at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 16, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Printing Techniques and the Plant Hunters

Botanical art was an important aid in helping plant hunters describe their latest discoveries. As botanical knowledge and botanical art advanced, so did the technology used to reproduce this information and to share it around the world Saturday, May 16, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

2015 Visiting Artist Series with Rhonda Nass: Spring Ephemerals with Colored Pencil

Learn to develop a realistic drawing of spring ephemerals with colored pencil on dark backgrounds at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday May 16-Sunday, May 17, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Spring Bird Walks

Celebrate spring by searching The Morton Arboretum grounds for nature’s brightly colored pageant of spring birds. Saturdays, April 18, May 16 or June 20, 2015, 8:00-10:30 a.m.

Out of the Box: You and Your New Camera

Learn the basics of how to use your new camera at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 16, 8:00-11:00 a.m. or Tuesday, May 19, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Perennial Maintenance Walking Tour

Walk through the Arboretum's perennial groupings to talk about spring maintenance chores on a wide variety of perennials at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Perennials: What’s Hot, What’s Not

Explore the newest perennial selections! Find out what works well for Illinois (and what doesn't), and get tips for getting the best out of your plants at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 6:30-9:00 p.m.