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Late Spring Trees

Discover showy woodland trees that make a nice addition to the home landscape at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, May 13, 2016, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. CEUs available.

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, April 30 or May 14, 2016, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Visiting Artist Series: The Colors of White

Learn to see and render the many colors in white objects at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 14-Sunday, May 15, 2016, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Grow an Herb Garden

Learn how to grow some of the most popular herbs-basil, cilantro, oregano, lemongrass, rosemary, and many others-and how to harvest and preserve them for extended use at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 14, 2016, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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, April 30 or May 14, 2016, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Watercolor in Botanical Art: A Library Exploration

Discover the unique art treasures in the Sterling Morton Library collections. Saturday, May 14, 2016, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Basic Plant ID (Online and in-person)

Get the botany basics you need to identify plants at The Morton Arboretum. Online class begins Thursday, May 5, 2016. In person session meets Saturday, May 14, 2016, 9:30-11:30 a.m. This class can be taken as a component of the Woodland Stewardship Program in natural areas management at the Morton Arboretum.

Hiking Merit Badge

Let miles of walking trails at The Morton Arboretum roll beneath your feet as you experience and discover the wonders of nature and earn your Hiking Merit Badge. Sundays, May 15, 2016, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., and August 21, 2016, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Woodland Ecology

Learn the essentials of woodland ecology and the vital woodland management techniques necessary to maintain threatened woodland ecosystems at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 6:30-9:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 21, 2016, 10:00 a.m-3:00 p.m., 2016 This class can be taken as a component of the Woodland Stewardship Program in natural areas management at The Morton Arboretum.

Arboretum Uncorked: Spring

Enjoy a glass of wine and create a vibrant painting of the spring landscape or work with a local artisan to create a flowering wine bottle planter at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 7:00-9:00 p.m.