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Gardening and Horticulture

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.
Explore the profound importance of plants in our lives and their essential role for life on earth through an autobiographical account by Stephen Blackmore, Queen’s Botanist, and Chairman of Botanic Gardens Conservation International at The Morton Arboretum. (Registration is now closed) Friday, October 28, 2016 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Conference: Help curb the spread of problem plants escaping from cultivation at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, November 10, 2016, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Make a small table arrangement using live and artificial botanicals ornamented with ribbon and jewels at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 19, 2016, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Make your outdoor space a show stopper, no matter the season at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, November 4, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to noon
Sip Arboretum ale, nibble pretzels and popcorn, and learn about top performing shrubs and trees for the fall landscape from collections supervisor Patrick Kelsch at The Morton Arboretum. (Canceled) Thursday, November 3, 2016, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Create a custom garden design for your home, based on the best ideas in American gardening from 1830 to present at The Morton Arboretum. NEW DATESTwo Saturdays, February 11 and 18, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to noon

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