Class listings

Nature Writing

Explore different types of nature writing and improve your writing skills at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Thursdays, October 22-November 19, 2015, 6:00-8:30 p.m.

Photographing Trees: Oaks, Maples and More

Learn to photograph trees. Take artistic advantage of the challenges and opportunities the brilliant colors of the autumn canopy present, and learn to capture different fall tree structures and features accurately in your photographs at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Thursdays, October 22-29, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m., and Saturday, October 24, 2015, 8:00-11:00 a.m.

IOS 2015 Post-Conference Tour

This three day Post-Conference Tour for the 8th International Oak Society Conference takes place October 22-24, 2015 and will travel from Chicago through the Indiana Dunes and its national park to the southwest Michigan beach region.

Tree Walk: Trees of the Prairie

Learn how oaks, walnuts, maples and dogwoods survive and thrive on the forest edge of the prairie at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 3:00-4:00 p.m. or Saturday, October 24, 2015, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Mosaic Pumpkins for Fall

Create a three-dimensional pumpkin or plaque, perfect for either the Halloween or Thanksgiving holiday at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, October 25, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m

Mammal Merit Badge

Take hikes to different locations in The Morton Arboretum to find out what it means to be a mammal as you earn your Mammal Merit Badge. Saturday October 24 and Sunday October 25, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Full Moon Tram Tour (sold out)

With the full moon shining through the trees a tram ride reveals a captivating symphony of sounds, mysterious spaces, and wildlife on the move at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, September 27 or Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 7:00- 9:00 p.m.

Fall Bird Walks

Search the woods, fields, and edges of the Arboretum for fall birds. Saturdays, September 19, October 17, November 7, OR December 5, 2015, 8:00-10:30 a.m.

Lunch and Learn

Check back here in November for the 2016 season.

Introduction to Landscape Design

In this introductory landscape design class, you will take home a better understanding of the processes used to design a home landscape at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Tuesdays, November 3-December 1, 2015 (no class November 24) , 9:30 a.m.-12:30 a.m.