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Gardening and Horticulture

Keep your yard looking great all year! This workshop is designed especially for new homeowners short on time. Get easy-to-follow instructions to care for the trees, shrubs, and other plants growing in your yard at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, April 13 or May 11, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to noon
Learn how to design and plant a rain garden for your home at The Morton Arboretum. (SOLD OUT) Thursday, May 16, 2019, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Join an Arboretum expert for a cup of hot cocoa and a winter stroll through the conifer collection. Section B has been MOVED from March 9 to MARCH 23, 2019 due to the forecast of high winds.
The Perennial Plant Association and The Morton Arboretum are teaming up to offer a day-long symposium entitled, ‘Perennials for a Changing Future.' Saturday,February 4, 2017, 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Registration is closed!
Learn the ins and outs of sharpening garden tools and bring a tool of your own to sharpen. Arboretum horticulturist Katrina Lewin will explain how properly maintained tools will make a difference for both you and for your plants. THE 8:30 a.m. SECTION HAS BEEN CANCELED. PLEASE REGISTER FOR THE 11:00 A.M. SECTION. Saturday, March 30, 2019, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Bring life and interest to even the shadiest parts of your landscape at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m
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 at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Learn the essential skills and knowledge for raising happy, healthy backyard chickens at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
(CANCELED) Create a garden space that offers rest and renewal. In this class, we’ll identify visual cues that create places that nurture the spirit and invite us to take a meditative stroll, to sit and relax with a cup of tea, to read and reflect, to stretch, to meditate or to write. Two Thursdays, February 21 and 28, 2019, 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Learn to save your own seeds in this hands-on workshop at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 26, 2019, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

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