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Design a Lower-Maintenance Garden

Schedule and Location

Thursday, June 20, 2019, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Cudahy Room, Administrative Building

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

Get a beautiful garden without all the work! In this class, horticulturist Marcy Stewart-Pyziak will show you how smart design and good plant selection will allow you to spend less time tending and more time enjoying your garden.

You will learn

  • smart design principles that reduce the need for maintenance
  • why certain plants are easier to care for
  • how to choose the right set of plants for your spot 
  • which perennials and shrubs require little time and effort

Spend some time in the Arboretum’s gardens to see these plants and principles in action. This class is great for homeowners short on time or who have limited ability to tend to their gardens.

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Marcy Stewart-Pyziak, The Gardener's Tutor

Marcy Stewart-Pyziak has a degree in horticulture from the University of Illinois and was a horticulturist with the University of Illinois extension service. She has taught classes at the Arboretum and the Chicago Botanic Garden since 1994 and currently teaches at the College of Dupage. She does design, installation, and maintenance of landscapes in the Chicagoland area.

Course Details

Notes: Held indoors and outdoors. Limit 20

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