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New Ideas from English Gardens

Wake up your beds and borders with fresh ideas from across the pond at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, May 14, 2015, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Do-It-Yourself Rain Gardens

Learn how to design and plant a rain garden for your home at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, May 15, 2015, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

2015 Visiting Artist Series with Rhonda Nass: Spring Ephemerals with Colored Pencil-Sold Out

Learn to develop a realistic drawing of spring ephemerals with colored pencil on dark backgrounds at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday May 16-Sunday, May 17, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Printing Techniques and the Plant Hunters

Botanical art was an important aid in helping plant hunters describe their latest discoveries. As botanical knowledge and botanical art advanced, so did the technology used to reproduce this information and to share it around the world Saturday, May 16, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Spring Ikebana

Capture the graceful curve of an unfolding bud, the surprise of new leaves, or the lightness of a cloud through Ikebana -- the art of Japanese flower arranging at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 16, 2015, 1:00-3:30 p.m.

Spring Bird Walks

Celebrate spring by searching The Morton Arboretum grounds for nature’s brightly colored pageant of spring birds. Saturdays, April 18, May 16 or June 20, 2015, 8:00-10:30 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, May 16, 8:00-11:00 a.m. or Tuesday, May 19, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Intro 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, May 16, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Family Twilight Adventures

Join us for a fun-filled adventure after hours at The Morton Arboretum! We’ll hike, do activities and roast marshmallows before going on a silent tram ride through the woods after dark. Fridays, May 8 or June 19, 7:00-9:00 p.m. or Saturdays, May 16 or June 6, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

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 17, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., and August 30, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.