Gardening and Horticulture

Join us for the annual Edible Gardening Workshop Series held each spring at The Morton Arboretum! Each week, gardening experts will share practical tips on growing your own food and inspire you with new ways to create beautiful, productive, edible gardens. Select Saturday, March 16, 23, 30 or April 6, 2019, 9:30 a.m. to noon
Tuck a variety of lovely succulents into a clear, glass container to create a modern and delightful arrangement that will warm up any home at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, February 10, 2018, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
(SOLD OUT) Create a festive, long-lasting botanical arrangement to display in your home during the holidays, using a wintery mix of greenery and flowers at The Morton Arboretum. (SOLD OUT) Thursday, December 13, 2018, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Make an ornament using air plants and festive decorations at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, December 7, 2017, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Fill a pumpkin with a fall bouquet at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, November 16, 2017, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., or Saturday, November 18, 2017, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Oaks are widely regarded for their longevity, strength, importance to wildlife, and economic value. This October, learn the eventful history of the magnificent oak and why this special tree is the backbone of many forests.
Enjoy demos, tastings, and hands-on learning in the Fermented Foods Series at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, October 20 or 27, or November 3 or 10, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to noon
This beginner to intermediate class will feature a mix of different conifers, junipers and pines. The primary focus being what to look for in creating bonsai, design and wiring will all be covered at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, August 6, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Kusamono are potted arrangements of perennial flowers and wild grasses in unique pots to be displayed by themselves or with bonsai. Examples of established kusamono will be on hand to provide guidance as they will show the importance of balance and seasonal cues at The Morton Arboretum. (SOLD OUT) Sunday, August 6, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
This workshop will explore the many possibilities of “Shohin” bonsai, its smaller size requiring less space and time for overall design. Students will learn design principles as well as how to select and prune branches to develop the desired shape for your tree at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, August 5, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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