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Culinary Herb Container Garden

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

Looking to freshen up your favorite dishes for summer? Create a container garden for fresh herbs any time you need them. Learn the basics of herb care and usage while potting up a selection of culinary herbs and other edibles to add a taste of summer to your dinner table.

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$85

Designing the Shade Garden

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

A garden shaded by trees or buildings is often a challenge for the gardener who is faced with low light levels, tree roots, and soil that is often dry. This class provides solutions and ideas for artful plantings that can help you create effective combinations that consider color, texture, and form.

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$40

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How to Keep Your Garden Thriving

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

It can be a challenge to keep a vegetable garden going all summer.  Join horticulturist Nina Koziol to learn how to keep your veggies thriving until the first fall frost and beyond. Take away tips on interplanting, succession planting, season extension, and more to help you sustain a beautiful and productive edible garden long after the tomato...

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$39

Managing Overwintered Bees

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

You got your bees through the winter, now what do you do? Learn to manage your bees in the erratic spring weather and avoid a swarm. You will have an opportunity to view live hives.

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$55.50

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Small Farm Tools

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Little Village 2600 W 26th St, Chicago, Illinois 60608

This class is a deep dive into the latest farm tools for creating efficiency and optimal growing in your garden or on the farm. We will discuss how to gauge the perfect timing for seeding your crops plus soil preparation and assessments.

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$75

Herbs 101

at Peterson Garden Project - Edgewater 5917 N Broadway St, Chicago, Illinois 60660

Get the most out of your home-grown herbs. Learn tips on storing and prepping your herbs, and discover how to use them in anything from infused vinegars to homemade syrups, sauces, and even desserts. You’ll get to enjoy some tasty examples, and also make your own take-home treat!

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$30

Tropical Containers

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

Learn what tropical plants make great container plants for Chicago area gardens.  Then create a container that will thrive in a shade to part-shade location and flourish all summer long. A variety of plants will be included, including some that can be overwintered as houseplants.  Please bring gloves.

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$89

Permaculture Plants: Fungi

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

Finally a class to learn about the permaculture plants used in edible forest gardens and food forests. Begin to integrate these plants into your own garden. In this class, you'll explore the lower layers of a permaculture forest garden - fungi, groundcovers, and vines! Permaculture edible forest gardens typically consist of at least seven layers -...

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$45

Get Started with Perennials

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

Learn about choosing the right perennial for the right garden location, and how to combine different perennials to create a lovely and interesting garden that blooms throughout the growing season. Heather Sherwood discusses pruning and pinching techniques, deadheading and dividing, and other cultural methods to help you keep your garden growing healthy...

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$40

Brambles and Berries for the Beginner

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

Would you love to be able to harvest fresh berries from your own backyard? If so, this class will convince you how easy it is to successfully grow berry fruits. You will learn how to choose the best varieties, select and prepare a site, and use proper planting and pruning techniques, as well as understand other maintenance requirements. Dress for the...

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$49

Backstage Pass: The Orchid Show

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

For one cold winter month only, the Regenstein Center and the Garden’s Greenhouses are filled with more than 10,000 orchids for our annual Orchid Show. Join Wade Wheatley to learn about the various varieties of orchids, watering and growing techniques, and a behind-the-scenes perspective on how the Orchid Show was created.  A short tour of the...

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$39

Gardening in Miniature Demonstration

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

Learn how to apply standard design practices to create a perfect miniature garden. Discussion includes plant selection and location, using the proper scale to go tiny, sourcing materials, and more so you can begin exploring this new hobby at home.  Discussion is followed by a demonstration to show you how easy it is to design and build a realistic...

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$19

Fantastic Perennials for Spring

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

Many perennial plants naturally bloom early in the year, so to maintain a fantastic garden through the months of spring, it is crucial to incorporate a large percentage of them. With the right mix of perennials, home gardeners can successfully produce a diverse, colorful show to start the growing season. In this course, Jacob Burns will review a spring...

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$49

Fairy Garden

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Celebrate Earth Day by creating your own fairy garden. We will mix soil, learn care and handling of plants, work with moss and rocks, and place figurines to create your own tabletop garden.  Note: Bring garden gloves.  Age 8 to Adult (Children aged 6 and 7 may attend with adult).

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$100

Water Garden in a Vase Workshop

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

Learn the proper methods to grow a living plant arrangement in a water-filled vase, including which plants do best growing in water and how to care for them to keep them happy and healthy for a long time. Adding unique elements and features such as rocks, pebbles, sand, or moss can help you create your own special design. All the plants, vase, and...

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$89
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