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Gardening and Horticulture

The Edible Patio

Turn your small space into a productive, edible garden at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, June 4, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Shrubs & Suds: Stars of Summer

Sip Arboretum ale, nibble pretzels and popcorn, and learn about top performing shrubs and trees for the summer landscape from collections supervisor Patrick Kelsch. Thursday, June 9, 2016, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Perennial Combinations

Turn your garden into a showstopper with the right perennial combinations at The Morton Arboretum! Friday, June 10, 2016, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Bold, Beautiful Containers

Learn how to create stunning containers and where to place them for maximum visual appeal at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, June 11, 2016, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Plant Lover’s Delight: Historic Estate Garden Tour

Enjoy a tour of the two acre gardens at the historic Milne home built in 1842 in Lockport. Saturday, June 18, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to noon

DIY Green Cleaning Products

Make your own environmentally friendly household cleaners at The Morton Arboretum! Dates and times vary starting June 25, 2016. Multiple sections

Perennial Maintenance Walking Tour

Discover the tasks and care that keep perennial gardens looking their best throughout the growing season at The Morton Arboretum.Wednesdays, September 11 or 18, 2016, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Basic Plant ID (Online and in-person)

Get the plant and botany basics you need to identify plants at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting Tuesday July 5. Multiple sections.

Troubleshooting Vegetables

Save your vegetable crop from common midseason troubles at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, July 8, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to noon. or Sunday, July 24, 2016, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Arboretum Uncorked: Summer

Enjoy a glass of wine and create a vibrant painting of a garden that holds a secret or create an arrangement that will light up your summer evenings at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 7:00- to 9:00 p.m. Multiple sections.