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Gardening and horticulture

Beginning Beekeeping

Get started beekeeping with The Morton Arboretum’s own beekeeper. 4 Tuesdays, September 23-October 14, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Fall Ikebana

Capture the graceful curve of a stem, the fall of a leaf, or the lightness of a cloud using Ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arranging at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, September 27, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Arboretum Uncorked: Cocktail Gardening

Discover how you can transform several special edibles into beverages that will delight your taste buds at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, Oct 1, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Apple Tree Care Workshop

This full-day workshop will offer a comprehensive look at growing apple trees at home - everything you need to know to manage a successful harvest of luscious tree-ripened fruit. Friday, October 3, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Putting the Garden to Bed

What should be done now to ensure a healthy garden next spring? Get a head start on creating your best garden ever at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, October 4, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Fabulous Fall Containers

Learn the principles of container design in this hands-on workshop at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, October 5, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Gardening 101: Plant and Care for Your Garden

Acquire hands-on knowledge so you may be effective and efficient in the maintenance of your landscape garden and property. Learn the recommended way to plant, transplant, and maintain trees, shrubs, and perennials at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Wednesdays, October 8-22, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Holiday Lighting Workshop

Learn to do great home holiday light displays at The Morton Arboretum! Saturday, October 11, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Inside the Collections: Fanciful Crabapple Fruits

The collection dates back from the 1920’s and includes many cultivars. Management and cultivation of crabapple species is a central focus of the east side collection. Join us and learn more about our vibrant cultivars at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, October 14, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Intro 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. 6 Tuesdays, October 14-November 18, 6:30-9:30 p.m.