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Botany 1, Spring Evening Session

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Why, botanically speaking, is a tomato a fruit? What is the difference between a fern and a moss? Come join us in Botany 1 to learn the answers to these questions and more! In this course we will explore subjects such as the importance of plants to our lives; plant taxonomy and classification; and the life cycles, distinguishing features, diversity,...

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$349

10 sessions

Adding Interest to the Dormant Garden

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Gardens are most often designed to be at their best during the growing season, but with a little foresight and the right plants, the dormant garden can be just as interesting as its warm season counterpart. Jeff Epping will share his experiences on the best performing trees, shrubs, conifers, vines, and ornamental grasses that are guaranteed to breathe...

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$29

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Malott Japanese Garden Walk in Autumn

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, Illinois 60022

Ayse Pogue will lead a behind-the-scenes tour of Sansho-en and discuss how the garden’s design highlights the glorious autumn colors. She will point out the prominent plants for autumn and the reasons they were chosen, and present design ideas and symbolism. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers.  Please dress for the...

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$29

Introduction to Plant Families, Weekend Gardener

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Knowing something about plant families can help us with plant identification. Plants that belong to the same family share some of the same characteristics, especially floral characteristics. Knowing families can also help us diagnose disease problems, since the same disease may strike several members of the same family. Join Sharon Yiesla and learn...

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$39

Plant Morphology: From Roots to Fruits

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Discover the terminology that botanists use to identify flowering plants (angiosperms). To understand the technical descriptions often used in plant identification guides and keys, a general knowledge of the descriptive terms used is helpful. We will discuss the botanical vocabulary used to describe flowering plants from roots to fruits and everything...

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$154

4 sessions

Demonstration Cooking: Vanilla

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Vanilla, the most widely used flavoring in baking, is the pod fruit of a vine in the orchid family. Learn how to use fresh vanilla beans and vanilla paste as well as how to temper eggs. Mix and cook up a batch of crepes. Featured recipes to make and taste include pastry cream, tropical fruit crepes with vanilla bean and rum butter sauce, and grilled...

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$56

Let’s Walk + Learn Plant ID: Summer Flowers 2

at The Resiliency Institute - Orland Park Woodridge Village Near Bluff Rd, Illinois City, Illinois 60517

Summer is an amazing time to learn and practice plant ID! Notice all of the details of flowers - how many petals, petal shape, ovary, sepals, pistils.... The beauty and uniqueness of flowers is incredible. Discover how they are designed to maximize reproduction and the difference between male and female flowers. Learn how flowers from the...

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$20

Let’s Walk + Learn Plant ID: Summer Flowers

at The Resiliency Institute - Naperville 10S404 Knoch Knolls Rd, Naperville, Illinois 60565

Summer is an amazing time to learn and practice plant ID! Notice all of the details of flowers - how many petals, petal shape, ovary, sepals, pistils.... The beauty and uniqueness of flowers is incredible. Discover how they are designed to maximize reproduction and the difference between male and female flowers. Learn how flowers from the...

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$35

Plant Health 2

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Plant Health 2 will build upon Plant Health 1. There will be a series of in-depth pest walks in the field (insects,diseases, weeds, and animals). These walks focus on common landscape pests, monitoring techniques, pest identification, and management techniques. Other class topics include site assessment, soil testing,fertilization, and understanding...

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$359

12 sessions

Herbaceous Perennials

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Discover ornamental qualities, identification techniques, cultural practices, and landscape uses of more than 60 herbaceous perennials for the Midwest. Plants studied will include favorites such as astilbe and hosta, in addition to lesser-known plants including meadow rue and toad lily. Prerequisite: Botany 1. A supply list will be sent with your...

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$399

13 sessions

Gardening Techniques: Session C

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Students will be introduced to professional gardening through a combination of lecture and hands-on activities. They will focus on acquiring solid gardening skills, learning a variety of techniques, and developing the ability to determine best practices.  Prerequisite: Botany 1.  A supply list will be sent with your confirmation. Please...

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$312

6 sessions

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Gardening Techniques

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Chicago 1000 Lake Cook Road Glencoe, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Students will be introduced to professional gardening through a combination of lecture and hands-on activities. Focus is on acquiring solid gardening skills, learning about a variety of techniques, and developing the ability to determine best practices.  Topics range from plant selection to the identification and control of weeds and other horticultural...

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$312

6 sessions

Get Started with Edible Gardening

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Looking to grow your best garden yet? Join William Moss for an exciting and informative workshop covering various techniques for successful vegetable gardening in the Chicago area. Topics will cover tasks, techniques and tips from winter to fall as well as basic botany, soil preparation, crop selection, rotation and planning, pest solutions,...

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$39
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