Gardening and Horticulture

  • Join us for this four-week outdoor adventure in the garden. Each day we will play, hike, read stories, and make a nature-related craft at The Morton Arboretum. Four Tuesdays, May 2 through 23, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
  • Learn the best plants and new ideas to help keep deer from munching your garden at The Morton Arboretum. (Canceled) Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Join us for this four-week outdoor adventure in the garden. Each day we will play, hike, read stories, and make a nature-related craft at The Morton Arboretum. Four Thursdays, May 4 through 25, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Protect your body from wear and tear so you can stay active in the garden for years to come. Saturday, May 6, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to noon
  • Not all bugs are bad! Learn to identify common beneficial organisms and how they benefit gardeners at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, May 9, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Who has time to garden? You do! Learn to garden on the cheap using low-cost or free materials at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, May 11, 2017, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Get the most out of your shrubs with proper spring pruning at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 13, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Get the botany basics you need to identify plants at The Morton Arboretum. Online component begins: Thursday, May 4, 2017, In person component: Saturday, May 13, 2017, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Join Andrea Mattson of Edible Alchemy to learn the basics of creating natural skincare remedies at The Morton Arboretum.Saturday, May 13, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to noon or 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
  • Get continuous color in your garden all summer long at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
  • Enjoy a glass of wine and create an arrangement or a painting that celebrates spring colors at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, May 18, 2017, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • 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, May 20 or June 10, 2017, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Improve your tomato success with guidance from horticulturist Kat Haberman at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 20, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to noon
  • Join us for a FREE orientation program on the new format for the Woodland Stewardship Program, including classes with online and in-person components at The Morton Arboretum. Online only. Registration closes 11:59 p.m. Thursday, June 1, 2017, Online session begins: Friday, June 2, 2017
  • Put on your gardening gloves and get ready to dig in the dirt at The Morton Arboretum. Monday through Friday, June 5 through 9; June 26 through 30; or July 17 through 21, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to noon; or June 12 through 16, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Visit a two-acre suburban garden featuring an impressive variety of landscapes. Saturday, June 10, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to noon
  • New! Mix and Match this three part series where we will delve into the Arboretum’s scientific side. Dates vary starting June 12, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Multiple sections.
  • Hear the stories behind some of the Arboretum’s most treasured trees on this walking tour of the west side grounds. (Canceled) Saturday, May 20, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to noon, or (Open for enrollment) Thursday, June 15, 2017, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Many of the trees you see at The Morton Arboretum are native to Asia. Why is that? Learn why the Asian collections have long been at the core of the Arboretum’s mission on this walking tour with collections supervisor Patrick Kelsch. Friday, June 9, or Saturday, June 17, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to noon
  • Turn your garden bounty or farmer’s market haul into delicious seasonal meals. Learn the benefits of eating foods in season, as well as how to store and prepare them to maintain their optimal nutrition and flavor at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, June 17, 2017, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Construct a salvage-style planter box using mid-century lumber reclaimed from Chicago buildings at The Morton Arboretum.Saturday, June 17, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • New! Mix and Match this three part series where we will delve into the Arboretum’s scientific side. Dates vary starting June 12, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Multiple sections.
  • 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, May 20 or June 10, 2017, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Identify top performing shrubs, ornamental trees, and shade trees for a variety of conditions at The Morton Arboretum. Two Fridays, June 16 or June 23, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m
  • New! Mix and Match this three part series where we will delve into the Arboretum’s scientific side. Dates vary starting June 12, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Multiple sections.
  • New! Mix and Match this three part series where we will delve into the Arboretum’s scientific side. Dates vary starting June 12, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Multiple sections.
  • New! Mix and Match this three part series where we will delve into the Arboretum’s scientific side. Dates vary starting June 12, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Multiple sections.
  • Stroll the Arboretum's stunning perennial beds where you’ll learn about plant placement, dividing, transplanting, watering, fertilizing, mulching and more. (Spring) Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (Summer) Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Explore the colors of the rainbow while learning about trees and other plants at The Morton Arboretum. Monday through Friday, July 17 through 21, 2017, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Put on your gardening gloves and get ready to dig in the dirt at The Morton Arboretum. Monday through Friday, June 5 through 9; June 26 through 30; or July 17 through 21, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to noon; or June 12 through 16, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

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