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Gardening and horticulture

Openlands TreeKeepers® training at The Morton Arboretum

Learn to identify, plant, care for and prune trees in hands on classes with regional professionals at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Tuesdays, September 16-October 7, 6:00-9:00 p.m. and 4 Saturdays, September 20-October 11, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 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 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Landscape Plants: Early Fall

Learn to identify the plants that will help you create a beautiful home landscape at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Thursdays, September 18-25, 6:00-9:00 p.m., and Saturday, September 27, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

All About Composting

Turn your garden and food waste into nutrients for your garden at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, September 20, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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.