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Gardening and horticulture

Design a Spring Container

Design an outstanding spring container with one of the experts behind the Arboretum’s container displays. Saturday, April 11, 2015, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Plan Your Landscape III: Selecting Plants for Your Plan

Learn planting design and gain confidence in your ability to put trees, shrubs, and perennials together into an attractive composition at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Saturdays, April 11-May 2, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Edible Gardening Workshop: Small is the New Big - Growing More Plants in Surprising Places!

Imagine growing 40 plants in a single square foot area. At this workshop learn creative ways to grow larger quantities of organic herbs and vegetables in small areas at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, April 11, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Gardening 101

Learn the recommended way to plant, transplant, and maintain trees, shrubs, and perennials with a hands-on approach at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Mondays, April 13-April 27, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Spring Plant Combinations

Discover spring flowering shrubs, perennials, and bulbs that are happy companions and reliable performers at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, April 16, 2015, 6:30-9:00 p.m.

Windowsill Herb Gardens

Take advantage of your window space to grow herbs indoors. Our herb garden expert will show you the best techniques for establishing and caring for windowsill herb gardens that are as attractive as they are functional at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Build a Terrarium

Learn techniques for making unique terrariums and make a simple terrarium to take home at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Design a Fairy Garden

Capture the magic and whimsy of youth with a fairy garden at The Morton Arboretum! Sunday, April 19, 2015, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Native Grasses, Groundcovers, and Vines

Fill out your garden with native grasses, groundcovers, and vines at The Morton Arboretum! Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Soils and Composting

Create better garden soil with the knowledge, tips, and techniques you gain in this class at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Wednesdays, April 22-May 13, 2015, 6:00-9:00 p.m.