Class listings

Gardening and horticulture, Lifelong Learning

Gardening 101: Plant and Care for Your Garden (canceled)

Acquire hands-on knowledge so you can be effective and efficient in the maintenance of your landscape garden and property at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Wednesdays, October 7-21, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Arboretum Uncorked: Fall

Enjoy a glass of wine and create a colorful expressionistic painting or a charming terrarium with found objects at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, October 8, 2015, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Bulbs: Plant Now for Spring Color

Late fall is the perfect time to plant the bulbs you admired in the spring. Learn the correct way to plant, varieties, and the requirements of all spring bulbs at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, October 10, 2015, 10:00-Noon

IOS 2015 Pre-Conference Tour

This five-day pre-conference tour for the 8th International Oak Society Conference is sold out. However, registration still is open for the International Oak Society Conference October 18 through 21, 2015, at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois, and for the post-conference tour. See mortonarb.org/ios2015 for details.

Introduction to Botany

Explore the world of plants by learning how leaves, flowers, fruit, seeds and roots relate to water, light, nutrients and reproduction at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Tuesdays, October 13-27 and November 10-17, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Landscape Plants: Late Fall

Learn to identify approximately 30 selected trees and shrubs that are top performers in the Midwest by height, form, leaf texture, and flower at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Wednesdays, October 14-21, 2015, 6:00-9:00 p.m., and Saturday, October 24, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

8th International Oak Society Conference

The 8th International Oak Society Conference will take place October 18-21, 2015 at The Morton Arboretum near Chicago. Conference highlights will include presentations from many of the world’s leading oak researchers; opportunities to discuss and contribute to ongoing work in oak conservation worldwide; workshops in oak collecting, collections management, oak-focused botanical art and other topics; tours of the Arboretum’s world-renowned oak collection; and a seed exchange. Register today!

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.

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.

Native Seed and Plant Propagation (new schedule)

Learn how and when to collect seeds from your favorite native plants at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 7, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.