Apply Filters

Common Time Filters

Weeknights
Weekends

Days of the Week
What days are you free to take a class?

Class Times
What time are you able to take a class?

Class Schedule
When are you looking for a class?

Currently viewing classes from to

Where do you want to take your class?

Skill Level

Duration

Age

Searching

Garden Classes Coming up in Chicago

52 classes have spots left

Late Season Perennials with Annuals

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

Extend and enhance late-season color and texture in your gardens by pairing gorgeous and resilient herbaceous perennials with colorful annuals. You will explore hardy, late-blooming perennials, ornamental grasses, and sedges for different site conditions, accented with companion annuals that often bloom into November, while providing food and habitat...

No Upcoming Schedules
$65

Ikebana: Japanese Floral Arranging

at The Morton Arboretum - Lisle 4100 Illinois Rte 53, Lisle, Illinois 60532

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...

No Upcoming Schedules
$46

Be first to know about new garden classes

Add this topic and we'll let you know about new classes, trending topics and last minute discounts

Follow

Beginning Beekeeping

at The Morton Arboretum - Lisle 4100 Illinois Rte 53, Lisle, Illinois 60532

Learn the basics of beekeeping. Curious about honey bees?  Interested in starting your own hive and harvesting your own honey? Already have a hive and want to learn more about managing it? Join our experienced beekeeper and explore the history of beekeeping, bee anatomy, starting up a colony and managing it through the year, equipment basics,...

No Upcoming Schedules
$109

4 sessions

CourseHorse Gift Card

Thousands of classes. No expiration. You choose the $ amount. Select a category or let the recipient pick.

Buy a Gift Card

Heirloom Apple Tasting

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

Experience some of the great wealth of flavors not found in commercial apples today. This class will feature a collection of heirloom apples, once the common apples of the day and now only found in scattered collections in this country. Understand the nuances and complexities of apples our ancestors once knew. Sharpen your taste for apples that you...

No Upcoming Schedules
$19

Tool Prep and Tool Sharpening Workshop

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

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....

No Upcoming Schedules
$19

Common Plant Diseases in the Landscape

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

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.

No Upcoming Schedules
$65

Bulbs for Beginners

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

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.

No Upcoming Schedules
$40

End-of-Season Pruning Workshop

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

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,...

No Upcoming Schedules
$40

Front Yard Design

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

Learn the basics of front yard landscape design by demonstrating how proper planting design can change the way you use and view your property. Your design should respond to your home’s architecture and be aesthetically pleasing. Topics include proper plant types and spacing, focusing and screening views, and creating curb appeal.

No Upcoming Schedules
$40

DIY Fall Garden Flag

at The Morton Arboretum - Lisle 4100 Illinois Rte 53, Lisle, Illinois 60532

Make your own burlap garden flag that celebrates fall! Under the guidance of your instructor, learn techniques to paint and stencil a design on an rustic-chic burlap flag. Finish your flag with three-dimensional collage elements to add texture and interest. The flag is approximately 12” by 18” and comes with a metal frame to stake in your garden...

No Upcoming Schedules
$88

Woody Plants for Butterflies

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

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.

No Upcoming Schedules
$75

Soil Basics, Intensive Session

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

Soil is an irreplaceable natural resource that affects plant selection and growth. Learn to maintain healthy soil; use compost, fertilizers, soilless and potting mixes, and other amendments. Discover how water cycles through a garden and affects soils and plants. Begin to appreciate the circle of life within our soils. Required text:  Secrets...

No Upcoming Schedules
$337

4 sessions

Chronicle of a Vegetable Garden

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

Experience a full season of a Chicago vegetable garden with the focus on what to do, why, and when. During the session, you will follow a successful home vegetable gardener from plant selection all the way through harvest (and everything in between). Join us for a great opportunity to sharpen existing gardening skills and, perhaps, learn some new ...

No Upcoming Schedules
$49

Inspirations from Great Gardens

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

Join Jeff Epping in an exploration of some of the finest public gardens in the United States, from the High Line and Battery Park in New York City to the Lurie Garden in Millennium Park. Gorgeous gardens in the Netherlands, France, and England are also on the docket. Epping will illustrate how innovative designers and gardeners have showcased great...

No Upcoming Schedules
$39

Tree ID at Reed-Turner Woodland

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Chicago Long Grove Exact Meeting Point TBD, Chicago, Illinois 60047

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...

No Upcoming Schedules
$27
Reset all filters.

No results found

Try removing some filters.