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Gardening and Horticulture

Preserving the Harvest

Learn home preservation methods and continue to enjoy your seasonal bounty well into the fall and winter months at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, August 27, 2016, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Basic Plant ID (Online and in-person)

Get the plant and botany basics you need to identify plants at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting Tuesday July 5. Multiple sections.

Backyard Prairie Plantings in Six Easy Steps

Add prairie plantings to your backyard—no matter the size. Learn the six easy steps to success at The Morton Arboretum, Saturday, September 10, 2016, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Openlands TreeKeepers at The Morton Arboretum

Learn to identify, plant, care for and prune trees in hands on classes with regional professionals at The Morton Arboretum. Eight days: Four Tuesdays, September 1​3​ through October ​4​, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m., and four Saturdays, September ​17​ through October​ 8​, 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Beginning Beekeeping

Learn the basics of beekeeping at The Morton Arboretum. Four Tuesdays, September 13 through October 4, 2016, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Perennial Maintenance Walking Tour

Discover the tasks and care that keep perennial gardens looking their best throughout the growing season at The Morton Arboretum.Tuesday, July 12, 2016, or Thursday, September 15, 2016, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Fabulous Fall Containers

Learn the principles of container design in this hands-on workshop at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, September 18, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

DIY Green Cleaning Products

Make your own environmentally friendly household cleaners at The Morton Arboretum! Monday, September 19, 2016, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Arboretum Uncorked: Fall

Enjoy a glass of wine and create a vibrant painting that harkens nature’s basic elements of wood and water or create an early autumn arrangement in an adorable little pail at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, September 22, 2016, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Fall Ikebana

Capture the graceful curve of an unfolding bud, the surprise of new leaves, or the lightness of a cloud through Ikebana -- the art of Japanese flower arranging at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, September 24, or Saturday, October 1, 2016, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.