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Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Btwn Edens Exprsswy/Rt 41 & Green Bay Rd
Chicago, Illinois 60022 Glencoe, Suburbs
1000 Lake Cook Road
Btwn Edens Exprsswy/Rt 41 & Green Bay Rd
Chicago, Illinois 60022
The Learning Center is located in the Regenstein Learning Campus. (a five-minute walk from the parking lot).
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The Chicago Botanic Garden opened a little more than 40 years ago as a beautiful place to visit, and it has matured into one of the world's great living museums and conservation science centers. In 2013, one million people visited the Garden's 26 gardens and four natural areas, uniquely situated on...
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Come and join us and learn how to create you own Terrarium! You will learn how a terrarium works! How these self-contained ecosystems survive so well on their own and how to look after them. We will help you guys to get your hands in there and build your own! We will supply you with all the plants you need and an arrangement of pebbles and...
Saturday Sep 21st, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
This is a technical training course for aspiring growers who are interested in learning best-practice season-extension techniques. It will combine classroom and hands-on work to prepare students to get a jump on the spring growing season. It will involve farm work activities in all weather conditions. Students are expected to work indoors and outd...
Saturday Sep 21st, 9am - 3pm
Growing on a rooftop presents its own challenges and rewards. Learn from a seasoned rooftop farmer about what the city requires for a rooftop buildout. Participants will be guided through the many decisions you’ll make as you begin or expand your own rooftop farm or garden.
Saturday Sep 21st, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Capture the graceful curve of an unfolding bud, the surprise of new leaves, or the lightness of a cloud through Ikebana -- the art of Japanese flower arranging. The instructors will demonstrate several techniques and then help you create your favorite version. All plant materials will be collected fresh from the Arboretum grounds. Each student will...
Saturday Sep 28th, 1pm - 3:30pm
A thorough one-day experience for those who wish to learn all the fundamentals of bonsai.The class includes the basic principles of successfully growing, maintaining and styling your bonsai, both for outdoors and indoors. Demonstration and hands-on experience with individual instruction to help students create their own bonsai. Fee includes instruction,...
Saturday Sep 28th, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
This workshop introduces and reviews the landscape design process of site analysis, conceptual design, and evaluations, based on such landscape-design principles as balance, symmetry, proportion, scale, and unity. Looking at plant combinations and landscape features, you will learn about color, texture, line, form, and methods of creating garden s...
Tuesday Sep 24th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Permaculture Plants – Shrub Layer Plants You will learn about some of the familiar and not so familiar shrub varieties we have available to use for our forest gardens. We have an abundance of shrubs to choose from when it comes to food producing varieties, and this class will highlight some of our favorites and easiest to grow. Also discussed...
Tuesday Sep 24th, 7pm - 9pm
Take a walk in the Garden and learn to identify birds in their sometimes-confusing fall plumage. Earlier bird walks will highlight warblers, vireos, and flycatchers, while later ones will feature ducks, sparrows, and hawks. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars and a field guide if you have them.
Wednesday Sep 25th, 7:30am - 9am
Prepare your bonsai trees for the fall and winter seasons. Proper feeding, pruning, and winter storage options for both temperate and tropical bonsai will be covered. Students are encouraged to bring bonsai trees for late summer to early fall work. A map and driving directions will be sent with your confirmation.
Wednesday Sep 25th, 6pm - 9pm
Minor bulbs are among the most useful groups of bulbs because they are excellent in naturalistic gardens and in ground cover plantings, and they provide a blanket of color amid emerging perennials in early spring. You will explore many varieties including those that deer resistant.
Thursday Sep 26th, 10am - 12pm
Bungalows and Arts and Crafts-inspired houses are typically charming smaller homes found in cities and suburbs across the country. These popular style homes are appealing because they were often designed to be in harmony with nature and outdoor living. Discover how plants, hardscape, and other elements can enhance your own bungalow garden.
Saturday Nov 9th, 1pm - 3pm
Explore the mystery of owls at night. Learn owl behavior and identification, as well as the places these fascinating birds are likely to be seen. After an indoor discussion, you will enjoy a guided walk in the woods to look and listen for these enigmatic birds. Dress for the weather, and bring a flashlight and binoculars.
Friday Nov 1st, 6:30pm - 9pm
During this six-week basics and fundamentals course, discover principles and techniques to appreciate and participate in the art of bonsai. Each student will get a tree to work on in class each week. By the end of the class you and your tree will have taken the first steps into bonsai. Each session includes a detailed lecture and assistance...
Tuesday Oct 1st, 6pm - 9pm(5 sessions)
Whether old or new, many homes have foundation plantings that need revamping. Learn the principles of good foundation design and view examples of plants that work well, reduce maintenance, and provide multi-seasonal interest. Good design will improve the curb appeal of your home, thus increasing its value.its value.
Tuesday Oct 1st, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Flowering bulbs provide vivid color after the doldrums of winter. Learn to select and grow bulbs to enhance your garden. Discuss season-extending bulb design and how to interplant with perennials and shrubs for a spectacular display. After class, stop by the Fall Bulb Festival to purchase bulbs for your garden with advice from Jill Selinger.
Saturday Oct 5th, 9am - 11am
Did you know an oak tree is the larval host for more than 500 species of butterflies and moths? Discover the trees, evergreens, shrubs, and vines that are home to a wide array of Lepidoptera. Find out how to attract butterflies to your home landscape. Explore the host plants and life cycles of common favorites and rare beauties.
Saturday Oct 5th, 9am - 12pm
Honeybee diseases can wreak havoc in the apiary if not properly diagnosed and treated. The class will cover integrated pest management and other ways to diagnose and control various ailments and pests.
Sunday Oct 6th, 9am - 12pm
Sunday Oct 6th, 1pm - 4pm
Learn tips and techniques used by professional gardeners through a combination of lecture and hands-on activities. Acquire solid gardening skills and determine best management practices. We will cover fall planting, bulbs, turf care, plant wildlife protection, garden maintenance, and winterization. Dress for the weather. A supply list will...
Saturday Oct 12th, 7:30am - 10:30am(6 sessions)
Before temperatures drop below freezing, learn how to properly sharpen and oil your garden tools, winterize lawn mowers, small power equipment, and irrigation systems, and get snow equipment ready for the winter season. You will have a hands-on opportunity to practice what you learn, so bring along a pair of pruners or other small tools for sharpening....
Saturday Oct 12th, 9am - 10am
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