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Gardening and Horticulture

Hear the fascinating history of Chicago’s parks from author and historian Julia S. Bachrach at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, March 30, 2017, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Learn the ins and outs of sharpening garden tools and bring a tool of your own to sharpen at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 11, 10:00 a.m. to noon, or Friday, March 31, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Learn to grow heirloom apples in backyards and urban environments with the preeminent heirloom expert, Dan Bussey at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, April 1, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to noon
For those with considerable familiarity and experience with the fundamentals of bonsai, take your practice to the next step at The Morton Arboretum. Six Saturdays, April 1, 8, (no class on April 15) 22, 29, May 6, and 13, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to noon
Learn the art of bonsai during this six-week hands-on course at The Morton Arboretum. Six Saturdays, April 1, 8, (no class on April 15) 22, 29, May 6, and 13, 2017, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Discover the basics of backyard composting and composting with worms at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Learn how French kitchen gardens combine beautiful design with common sense vegetable gardening at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, April 8, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to noon
Design an outstanding spring container with hardy plants that will bring color to your patio at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, April 6, 2017, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. or Saturday, April 8, 2017, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Learn how to design and plant a rain garden for your home at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Join us as we dig in the soil, explore how plants grow, and plant a seed of your own to take home in this hands-on, sensory based gardening program for little sprouts at The Morton Arboretum! Wednesday, April 5 or Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.