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Virtual Garden Walk: Spring Maintenance (Online)

Schedule and location

Please note: Early online spring registration is open February 24 through March 1 exclusively for Ginkgo Circle, Oak Circle, Hawthorn Circle, Elm Circle, and Thornhill Circle members. Registration opens to all members and guests on March 2.

Section A: Thursday, May 13, 2021, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Central
Section B: Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Central


Fees and registration

$16.00 member
$23.00 guest

Section A: Register now
Section B: Register now

BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 ( Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Course description

Take a virtual stroll through the Arboretum's gardens with horticulturist Sharon Yiesla, and load up on practical tips and inspiration for this growing season.

As you enjoy the perennial garden beds from the comfort of your home, you’ll learn about plant placement, dividing, transplanting, watering, fertilizing, mulching and more. Get answers to your gardening questions with an interactive Q&A segment.

Knowing what to do and when to do it will help keep your perennials, shrubs, and trees looking good from spring through fall. See how things change each month and season--no walk is the same!


How do I access the program?

  • A link to join the program will be included in the Order Summary email you receive after registering. Keep this email handy!
  • Click on the link at the scheduled date and time.

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Sharon Yiesla, plant knowledge specialist, The Morton Arboretum

Sharon Yiesla is a horticulturist of 30 plus years.  She has a B.S. in horticulture from Purdue and an M.S. from University of Illinois.  She has worked with University Extension in Missouri and with University of Illinois Extension and is currently the plant Knowledge specialist at The Morton Arboretum.

Course details


  • This program will take place using Zoom. You will need access to the internet via a computer or mobile device to participate. 

  • Registrants will receive a Zoom link by email. To ensure you receive the link, please add education@mortonarb.org to your address book. Click on the link to join the program at the scheduled date and time. 

  • New to Zoom? Watch this short video to learn how to join a Zoom meeting.

Virtual Garden Walk: Spring Maintenance (Online)