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Most people know the weeping willow tree, but it’s not the only weeping form of a tree. Many species of shade trees, conifers, and several shrubs have weeping forms. Through a lecture and Garden walk, explore various sizes of weeping trees and weeping shrubs. Dress for the weather.
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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 Nov 23rd, 2:30pm - 4pm
Staghorn fern mounts are easy to care for and make beautiful and creative additions to your home, especially for the holidays! Mount your own staghorn fern, mimicking reindeer antlers, onto a rustic wooden board with moss and soil. Leave class with a completed mount and knowledge of basic care to keep them happy for years to come. Please bring...
Tuesday Nov 19th, 6pm - 8pm
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 Nov 23rd, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Learn all the basics needed to start keeping bees. This includes what to expect, how to put together equipment, how to get bees in your hive, finding the queen, feeding, what to look for after the bees are installed, and seasonal chores.
Sunday Dec 8th, 9am - 2pm
Dish gardens, miniature landscapes grown in shallow containers, can be used as living centerpieces throughout the year. Learn about containers, materials, proper plant selection, seasonal color schemes, and how to incorporate different themes. Then create your own beautiful, functional dish garden. Please bring an apron, gloves, trowel, and...
Monday Dec 2nd, 6pm - 8pm
Fall is a great time to work on deciduous bonsai trees. In this class, we will discuss deciduous bonsai care and how it changes from season to season, including feeding, pruning, and repotting. Fall is the time to wire deciduous trees, so be sure to bring your tree to discuss their design.
Tuesday Dec 3rd, 6pm - 9pm
Make a family of snowmen bundled up for a cold winters’ day. This 4- x 6-inch figurine is complete with four little snowmen wearing adorable winter accessories. Learn needle felting techniques and how to sculpt wool into fun and imaginative shapes.
Wednesday Dec 4th, 1pm - 4pm
Winter is the best time to prune most trees and shrubs. Proper pruning is the key to maintaining plant health and shape. Learn techniques for dormant winter pruning, pruning principles for trees and shrubs, and the proper use of tools. A portion of the class will consist of outdoor demonstration and practice. Dress for the weather.
Saturday Dec 7th, 9am - 11:30am
Identify some of the common trees and shrubs in the Chicago area after the leaves have fallen. You will learn the different features of twigs, buds, leaf scars, bark, and growth habit. After the indoor presentation, we will take a walk in the McDonald Woods to solve the mystery of identifying trees and shrubs in the winter. Dress for the weather....
Saturday Dec 7th, 10am - 1pm
Participants will learn the fundamental principles of aquaponics production, as well as tips and tricks for building an at-home or small-scale aquaponics system. This course will include hands-on work with the nursery system and the 52,000-gallon aquaponics production system.
Saturday Dec 7th, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Delve deeply into the amazing world of nature’s color. Learn how to understand color for use in painting, planting, decorating, and crafts. Color theory and exercises based on nature will help you gain a hands-on understanding about how color, color groupings, harmonies, contrasts, and mixing can be used more effectively. Water-based paints...
Saturday Dec 7th, 12pm - 3pm(2 sessions)
Rich in color and texture, succulents add stylish impact to holiday centerpieces. Join us to create your own elongated centerpiece with candles that will be perfect when displayed on your coffee table, dining room table, or windowsill. This also makes a perfect holiday gift. Alcohol will be served in this class; participants must be 21 years...
Tuesday Dec 10th, 6pm - 8pm
In the colder months, the Garden’s Greenhouses brim with poinsettias and other holiday plants of many hues. Learn about propagation techniques, greenhouse environmental and computer systems, watering and fertilizing equipment, and how the growing space is managed throughout the year.
Saturday Dec 14th, 9am - 11am
Not quite ready to let go of your Christmas tree after the holidays? In this demonstration workshop, learn how to upcycle your tree by breaking it down and creating beautiful containers or window boxes. You will also find out ways to use the branches to spruce up your flower beds in the winter months.
Tuesday Dec 17th, 6pm - 7pm
This class is going to focus on pine care, soil type, feeding, needle pruning, de-candling, wiring of trees and more! Bring in your pines to work on after an in-depth presentation on care.
Tuesday Jan 7th, 6pm - 9pm
You have the design; you have the client; you have the funding—now what? Lectures will focus on the steps necessary to carry a project from a finished design through to a built landscape. Course projects will include the preparation of construction details and documents, technical specifications, and cost estimates. Prerequisites: Graphics...
Wednesday Jan 8th, 6:30pm - 9pm(10 sessions)
Gain a working understanding of the initial phases of a landscape design project. Learn to begin and carry the project through conceptual design, including site measurements, base maps, site analysis, programming, functional use diagrams, conceptual design plans, and preliminary cost estimates. Prerequisite: Graphics should be completed or...
Wednesday Jan 8th, 6:30pm - 9pm(13 sessions)
Come learn the basic principles of landscape design illustration. This balanced and rewarding class provides an exciting introduction to the three basic areas of drawing communication: plans, elevations, and perspectives. Discover how to express your ideas using effective and enriched presentation techniques. Professional time-saving shortcuts, the...
Thursday Jan 9th, 6:30pm - 9pm(12 sessions)
It is fun and simple to trim your trees and shrubs when their leaves are absent. Through demonstrations, discussion, and hands-on experience, learn the basics of tree physiology and how it is affected by trimming, proper practices of trimming during winter months, and the advantages of winter trimming for maximum health and plant performance. ...
Saturday Jan 18th, 9am - 11am
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