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Arboretum Uncorked: Painting-New Section Added

Enjoy a glass of wine and create a colorful expressionistic painting. Work step by step with a skilled instructor and leave with visual memory of The Morton Arboretum.

Creating Advanced Compositions

Go beyond basic composition and gain tools to create advanced compositions from nature at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Thursdays, October 2-16, 6:30-9:30 p.m., and 2 Saturdays, October 4-11,8:00-11:00 a.m.

Apple Tree Care Workshop

This full-day workshop will offer a comprehensive look at growing apple trees at home - everything you need to know to manage a successful harvest of luscious tree-ripened fruit. Friday, October 3, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

New! Stroller-Based Fitness

Come experience The Morton Arboretum’s beauty as you get fit with your little ones along for the ride. Fridays, September-October, 9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

Putting the Garden to Bed

What should be done now to ensure a healthy garden next spring? Get a head start on creating your best garden ever at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, October 4, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Forestry Merit Badge

Earn your Forestry Merit badge as you create your own field book to identify local trees and shrubs by leaves, buds and bark at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, October 5, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Fabulous Fall Containers-Sold Out

Learn the principles of container design in this hands-on workshop at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, October 5, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Art Portfolio Review

Please register for the portfolio review if you have completed your requirements to graduate from the Botanical Art & Illustration Certificate or the Master’s Studio Certificate at the Morton Arboretum. Monday-Friday, October 6-10, 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Buggy for Bats-18-35 months

Discover how bats and bugs are connected, and become a bat for a day at The Morton Arboretum! Wednesday, October 1 or Tuesday, October 7, 9:30-10:45 a.m.

Bird Evolution

Examine the evolutionary relationships of birds and the theories behind their scientific classification at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Wednesdays, October 8-22, 6:00-9:00 p.m., and 2 Saturdays, October 11-18, 8:00-11:00 a.m.