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Hands-On Cooking: Tandoori Platter

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

In this cooking class, learn how to create an oven-based tandoori platter—a mixed grill of fresh vegetables and meats.  Featured recipes include:  Tandoori chicken Amritsari paneer tikka Tandoori fish Learn new ideas for incorporating a variety of spices into recipes. Take home tips for making a meal out of any leftovers from the...

$68

Budburst Nativars Workshop

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

When choosing plants for your pollinator garden from the many cultivars of native species, have you wondered whether these “Nativars” provide those same pollinator benefits as true natives? Chicago Botanic Garden scientists have the same question.   In this 2-hour session, you’ll learn how you can get involved in the Budburst Nativars...

$10

Guided Outdoor Silent Retreat

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Libertyville
25779 N St. Marys Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60045

This guided course will be held in the context of silence, with time for structured, intentional dialogue throughout the day. We will unplug from our technology devices, take in the beauty of our outdoor surroundings, and make space to become present to ourselves. The format will include periods of guided, seated meditation, art reflections, and silent...

$129

Botanical Drawing 1

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

Strong drawing is the cornerstone of botanical art. In this class, we will work in pencil, covering the fundamentals of proportions, line, tone, dimensionality, and expression. We will work from live specimens, flowers, seeds, and fruit.

$374

8 sessions

Ferns for the Chicago Region

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

One of the most elegant and useful plants in the outdoor landscape is the fern. Most gardeners don’t realize that there is a fairly large number of hardy species and an enormous variety of garden cultivars in a myriad of sizes, forms, and textures that can be used in the Chicago area.  In addition, there are a number of mutations that provide...

$64

Preparing Your Lawn for Fall

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

If your lawn isn’t all you would like it to be, invest some time this fall so you can have a healthy and lush lawn next year. Learn the basics of lawn renovation and how to prepare your lawn for winter. Tom Fritz will discuss and demonstrate proper techniques for installing sod, seeding and overseeding, and aerating and fertilizing—all aimed at...

$39

Rooftop Garden Design

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

This course will look at the special needs and concerns related to a rooftop garden. We will discuss all of the elements necessary to design a rooftop garden and apply the knowledge to a rooftop garden design project.  Topics will include: Environmental issues Weight load Decking/paving materials Screening issues Arbors Planters Plantings...

$259

6 sessions

Hands-On Cooking: Stir Fry

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

Stir-fry recipes are an easy way to incorporate lots of different flavors, colors, and textures into meals. Learn knife skills to cut ingredients to the proper, consistent size for quick cooking, and discover strategies to mix and match ingredients for endless variety of main dishes in this cooking class.  Featured recipes include:  Tamari-ginger...

$70

Yoga Flow Intermediate

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

The Yoga Flow series combines movement linked to the breath, working the body and engaging the mind. This is a more exhilarating, challenging Flow series for students who have taken Beginner Flow or have comparable experience.

$194

10 sessions

Yoga Flow Beginner

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

The Yoga Flow series combines movement linked to the breath, working the body and engaging the mind. This is a moderately challenging course for students with some yoga experience.

$194

10 sessions

Yoga at Ease

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

This is a yoga experience designed to relax and refresh. Mindful movement and conscious breath combine to reduce stress and boost immunity. Appropriate for beginners and experienced students alike.

$194

10 sessions

Botany 1

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe
1000 Lake Cook Road, 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. We will explore the importance of plants to our lives; plant taxonomy and classification; and the life cycles, distinguishing features, and diversity of plants. Please Note: This...

$349

10 sessions

Planting Design

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

Apply knowledge and skills developed in previous design courses toward a working understanding of planting design. Weekly discussions and individual projects will focus on basic elements of planting design, including an understanding of color and texture, plant combinations, planting bed layout, installation techniques, and maintenance practices. ...

$619.88

11 sessions

Gentle Yoga and Meditation

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

All levels of fitness and experience are welcome in this class, which will include meditative movement and contemplative stillness. We will focus on the breath and relieving stress. 

$194

10 sessions

Harvest Wreath Workshop

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

Celebrate the arrival of autumn by creating a beautiful seasonal wreath to grace your doorway. A grapevine base and a variety of natural materials for accents will be provided.

$89