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Gardening and horticulture

Insects and Diseases of Landscape Plants

Learn to recognize tree and shrub problems through observing the life-cycles, signs, and symptoms of the most common pests in our landscapes at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Tuesdays, March 3-March 31, 6:30-9:00 p.m., and Sunday, March 29, 1:00-3:30 p.m.

2015 Edible Gardening Workshop Series

Whether you are starting your first vegetable garden or incorporating food plants into an existing ornamental landscape, the Arboretum has unique, creative solutions for you. Sign up for the whole series or purchase workshops a la carte. 5 Saturdays, March 7-28 and April 11, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Edible Gardening Workshop: Fearless Food Gardening in Chicagoland

Get started vegetable gardening with a community gardening expert at Beginning food gardeners rejoice! LaManda Joy’s expertise teaching hundreds (maybe thousands) of new gardeners will help you with your first foray into food gardening at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 7, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Edible Gardening Workshop: Keys to Organic Gardening Success

Get strategies for a bountiful organic vegetable garden from the designer of the Edible Garden at the Lincoln Park Zoo. Jeanne Nolan, founder of the edible gardening business The Organic Gardener and author of the book From the Ground Up, will lead an informative workshop on how to plant and plan your vegetable garden at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 14, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Grow Vegetables From Seed

Discover techniques for and benefits of growing your vegetables from seed started indoors at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, March 15, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Openlands TreeKeepers®

Take action to protect trees in your community by becoming an Openlands Treekeeper at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Wednesdays, March 18-April 8, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., and 4 Saturdays, March 21-April 11, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

America's Romance with the English Garden

Discover the elements that made the English garden style so popular in America with Thomas Mickey, the author of America’s Romance with the English Garden at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, March 19, 7-8:30 pm

Edible Gardening Workshop: Keeping it Weird in the Vegetable Garden

Make your vegetable garden stand out from the rest! If you like your gardening weird, loud, and fun, this workshop is for you. Join Amanda Thomsen, author of the popular book and blog, Kiss My Aster, for all of her favorite tricks for garden design and flair at The Morton Arboretum.Saturday, March 21, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Edible Gardening Workshop: Designing Edible and Ornamental Kitchen Gardens

Get expert insight into designing a garden that is as beautiful as it is productive at The Morton Arboretum. As the garden manager for the Rick Bayless Organic Garden in Chicago where he grows salad greens, herbs, tomatoes and chile peppers for Rick’s restaurants, Bill Shores is an expert at getting the most production out of any space. Saturday, March 28, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Perennial Gardening Basics

Take your garden to the next level by learning to select, plant, and care for perennial plants at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 6:30-8:30 p.m.