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Acorn Express Adventures

Join us on the Acorn Express for a family friendly tram -ride adventure through the Arboretum! Wednesdays and Fridays, July-October, 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Family Explorers Backpack

Looking for a unique experience in the Children’s Garden? Rent a self-guided family backpack and enhance your visit at The Morton Arboretum. Available 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. daily through October.

Introduction to 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, September 12, 2015, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Woody Plants of the Western Great Lakes Region (Sold out)

Woody Plants of the Western Great Lakes Region is an introduction to the identification of the plants that make up the woody flora of the western Great Lakes region.

Openlands TreeKeepers®

Learn to identify, plant, care for and prune trees in hands on classes with regional professionals at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Tuesdays, September 15-October 6,2015, 6:30-9:00 p.m., and 4 Saturdays, September 19-October 10, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Landscape for Life

Landscape For Life™ instructs gardeners and those interested in landscape sustainability how to transform a traditional landscape into a beautiful and healthy environment that also benefits the surrounding community at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Tuesdays, September 15-22 and 2 Thursdays, September 17-24, 2015, 6:00-8:30 p.m., and Saturday, September 26, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Out of the Box: You and Your New Camera

Learn the basics of how to use your new camera at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, September 12, 2015, 8:00-11:00 a.m. or Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Perennial Maintenance Walking Tour

Learn key care techniques to keep your perennial garden looking its best throughout the growing season at The Morton arboretum. Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Plants in Watercolor

You will learn how to handle watercolor, which is a classic technique used for botanical illustration at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Wednesdays, September 16-Oct. 14, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m..

Grass Identification and Ecology

Learn to identify the grasses that add beauty and interest to the summer and fall landscape at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, September 17 and Friday, September 18, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.