The end of the gardening season is the best time to prep for a successful season next year. Learn to put your garden to bed, how to get the most of this year's harvest, and the steps you can take this fall to be poised for takeoff next spring at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, September 21, 2019, 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Get the botany basics you need to identify plants. Whether you are a natural resources volunteer or specialist, gardener, naturalist, or artist this class provides the fundamentals you need to get started at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, September 21, 9:00 to 11:30 a.m., or Saturday, October 12, 2019, 12:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Learn how to identify the sparrows found along woodland edges, wetlands, and grasslands at The Morton Arboretum. Three Days: Wednesday, September 25, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., and two Fridays, September 27, and October 4, 2019, 8:00 a.m. to noon
Join Richard Powers, critically acclaimed author of The Overstory, which received the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, for a compelling talk on the powerful connections that exist between people and trees at The Morton Arboretum. (SOLD OUT) Thursday, September 26, 2019, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Learn the essentials of woodland ecology and the woodland management techniques necessary to maintain threatened woodland ecosystems at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, September 26, 2019, 12:00 p.m., or Thursday, November 21, 2019, 12:00 p.m. U.S. Central time: Online course becomes available
Fill a pumpkin with a fall bouquet at The Morton Arboretum! This delightful table arrangement will bring seasonal interest to your fall decor. Thursday, October 24, 2019, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., or Saturday, October 26, 2019, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Learn to identify and manage the most common invasive plants in the Great Lakes region at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 12:00 p.m.: Online course becomes available and Saturday, July 27, 2019: Meet in-person, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., OR Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 12:00 p.m.: Online course becomes available, and Saturday, September 21, 2019: Meet in-person, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Digitally explore the intricacies of the prairie landscape and learn how to restore these signature American ecosystems at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, June 27, 2019, or Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 12:00 p.m. U.S. Central time: Online course becomes available
Autumn is a season when colors become complex and the textures of seed heads, expiring petals, and leaves emerge, which can present challenges to the watercolor artist. Saturday and Sunday, September 28 and 29, 2019, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Add artistry to your nature photography with creative effects. Creative effects lenses put a new spin on nature photography at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, September 28, 2019, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 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, June 29, July 20, or September 28, 2019, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Try out this sampler session of aerial yoga. Stretch, strengthen, and release stress while having fun, cocooned in a hammock suspended from the trees at The Morton Arboretum! The SEPTEMBER 6 class has been CANCELED. Please check out another date. Weekly in August through November, Mondays, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., or Fridays, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Improve your health and well-being with yoga. We will practice poses, breathing and meditation in the tranquil setting of the Morton Arboretum. Select Mondays or Wednesdays, August through December 2019, Mondays, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. or Wednesdays, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Develop your skills as a nature photographer through thoughtful compositions. Learn tools of composition and how to use your camera to make an image that captures the moment, feeling or experience in nature at The Morton Arboretum. Four days: Three Thursdays, October 3, 10, and 17, 2019, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, October 5, 2019, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Chicago Wilderness will offer three winter sessions of the Midwest Ecological Prescription Burn Crew Member Training class at The Morton Arboretum. Two days: Saturday and Sunday, September 21 and 22, 2019, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., or Thursday and Friday, October 3 and 4, 2019, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Explore the colorful landscape of the fall prairie and discover the amazing relationships between the plants and animals that call it home at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, NEW DATE! Saturday, October 5, 2019, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Connect with trees and nature and spend a night under the stars on the beautiful grounds of the Arboretum during this adults-only nature retreat. Saturday and Sunday, October 5 and 6, 2019, 4:00 p.m. to noon.
Learn the human history of the local land before European settlement on this guided hike at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, September 14, 2019, 1:00 to 2:30, or Friday, October 4, 2019, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Experience the healing and wellness promoting effects of Shinrin-Yoku, the practice of bathing the senses in the atmosphere of the forest. Take a slow and mindful walk with a certified Forest Therapy guide on a trail at the Morton Arboretum. Select Mondays or Saturday, August through November 2019, 9:30 to 11:15 a.m.
Discover and delight in the many ways trees have shaped the history of the United States, from industry and economics, to politics and war, to culture and literature at The Morton Arboretum. Two Wednesdays, October 9 and 16, 2019, 9:30 a.m. to noon.
Create beautiful abstract images with nature and glass as your muse at The Morton Arboretum. Three days: Wednesday, October 9 and 16, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, October 12, 2019, 7:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Tap into your creativity and let the experts from Chicago Sip & Paint guide you through a step by step tree painting over a glass of wine at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, October 10, 2019, 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.