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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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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
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
Permaculture Plants – Shrub Layer Plants You will learn about how to use native plants to attract the pollinators and wildlife that can help our forest gardens grow. We will continue to explore harvesting and preserving our bounty to sustain us throughout the year. Freezing is another way of preserving your harvest and you will learn how to...
Tuesday Oct 1st, 7pm - 9pm
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
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
Sunday Oct 6th, 1pm - 4pm
Learn how to identify our native deciduous trees while enjoying a beautiful fall hike through Reed-Turner Woodland. The diverse habitat of this Illinois State Nature Preserve contains an oak/hickory woodland, flood-plain forest, wooded ravine, and restored wetland. You will learn how to identify trees not only by their leaves, but also by...
Saturday Oct 12th, 1pm - 3:30pm
Peonies, the elegant grand dames of gardens past, are coming back into favor. There are wide arrays of varieties to choose from, including lovely doubles, chiffon-like singles and stately tree peonies, and even some that will tolerate shade. Heather Sherwood will discuss and demonstrate division, proper planting depth, and other cultural techniques...
Tuesday Oct 15th, 6pm - 8pm
The first step in any disease-management program is proper identification of the problem. Learn to identify both infectious and non-infectious diseases that attack many landscape plants. Through a lecture and Garden walk, explore several disease problem and discuss control options. Dress for the weather.
Thursday Oct 17th, 11:30am - 1:30pm
At last, a vegetative plant propagation course for the home gardener! Glenn Grosch will give you both the practical knowledge and the confidence needed to add vegetative propagation to your list of gardening skills. Specific areas to be covered include division, layering, leaf and stem cuttings, bulb division, and hardwood and softwood cuttings. Included...
Saturday Oct 19th, 9:30am - 12pm
To cut or not to cut your woody plants? What you cut today affects what the plant will look like and how well it will grow for years to come. After a brief classroom discussion, you will have the opportunity to practice pruning small woody plants. Please dress for the weather and be prepared to get dirty, as most of the class will be spent outside,...
Saturday Oct 19th, 1pm - 3pm
Many perennial plants need pruning before winter hits. Learn which plants to cut back and the best methods and tools. After a brief indoor introduction, head outside for a hands-on demonstration. A portion of the class will consist of outdoor demonstration and practice. Dress for the weather and bring gloves.
Wednesday Nov 6th, 10am - 11am
Do you wish that your outdoor holiday lights could be as spectacular as the ones at the Garden? If so, join Heather Sherwood as she demonstrates the techniques used to decorate trees and shrubs with lights for the holiday season. Learn how to estimate equipment and time, install the lights, and maintain a beautiful show. You’ll learn the tricks...
Tuesday Nov 12th, 6pm - 8pm
To add a breath of spring to your home this winter, discover proper techniques for forcing bulbs such as tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, and minor bulbs. You will learn to choose varieties that are good performers and to combine them in one pot for a mini-garden effect. You will then pot up some bulbs to take home. This class is offered in partnership...
Saturday Nov 16th, 9am - 11am
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