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Beyond Arborvitae: Creative Screening Solutions

Schedule and Location

Saturday, July 13, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to noon
Cudahy Room

Fees and Registration

$39.00 member
$46.00 nonmember
(Fees include admission to the Arboretum)
BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 ( Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Course Description

Create privacy in your outdoor spaces this summer. Many of us desire to screen a part of our garden or yard from the neighbors. While arborvitae is a favorite traditional hedging evergreen, there are many more options to enliven your space! In this class, we will

  • explore a variety of evergreen and deciduous plants that offer a buffer
  • cover options for all types of spaces and conditions, whether you’re dealing with tight spaces, sunny spots, or shady areas.
  • discuss the care and siting needs of each plant.
  • find out how using plants as screening can be beneficial for you as well as bird, bees, and butterflies.

After the lecture, plan on going outside to visit examples on the Arboretum grounds.

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Heather Prince, horticulturist

Heather Prince is the nursery manager at Wannemaker’s Home and Garden in Downers Grove. She has been a part of the green industry for more than 18 years, including experience at The Morton Arboretum, Chicago Botanic Garden, The Growing Place and The Pizzo Group. She is a trained horticulturist specializing in trees and shrubs with a passion for connecting people with plants.

Course Details

Notes: Held indoors and outdoors, with moderate walking on paved surfaces. Dress for the weather. A limited number of lightweight camp chairs are available for the outdoor portion should you wish to sit.
Limit 25

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