View School's Profile

Chicago Botanic Garden Classes, Chicago

812 classes

  • Day or Time
  • Level
  • Neighborhood
  • Price
  • Age
  • Availability
  • Date:
    Starts on
    Ends by
    Times:
    Days:
    Close
  • Skill Level:
    Close
  • Neighborhoods:
    Close
  • Price:
    $0 $3,000+

    Currently viewing classes from:
    $0 to $3,000+

    Close
  • Availability:
    Close

Chicago Botanic Garden Classes Coming up in Chicago

Demonstration Cooking: Green Tomatoes

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

In this demonstration class, Emily Paster will teach you how to use up all those end-of-season green tomatoes before the frost comes. We will make green tomato salsa and pickled green tomatoes and can them.  Participants will learn all aspects of water-bath canning, a safe and easy method of home food preservation, including safety, dos...

Saturday Sep 29th, 9am

A Host of Golden Daffodils and More

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

Daffodils are among the cheeriest signs of spring. Whether you call them daffodils, narcissus, jonquils, or paperwhites, they are all members of the genus Narcissus. Learn how you can incorporate these into your landscape for a fall planting that will bring life to your spring garden next season. 

Saturday Sep 29th, 12:30pm

Backstage: The Garden Wall

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

The Garden Wall and Berm zips by in a flash for drivers on the Edens Expressway. Yet there is so much to see out there, horticulturally speaking. Now you have the opportunity to join a select few to tour this highly visible, yet virtually inaccessible, jewel in the crown of the Chicago Botanic Garden. Did you know that this wall is more than a mile...

Saturday Sep 29th, 1:30pm

Shinrin-Yoku Forest Bathing

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Chicago
19611 W Grass Lake Rd Lake Villa, Chicago, Illinois 60046

Shinrin-yoku, which means forest bathing in Japanese, refers to the practice of immersing or bathing all of your senses in the healing forest. Shinrin-yoku has been shown to reduce stress hormones and to increase immune functioning.  This is an opportunity to slow down in mind and body. Connect with the forest life around you through...

Watercolor: Painting the Natural World

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

This course addresses ways to express the beauty of nature in watercolor. Each week, we will focus on a specific technique, such as ways to mix greens or show natural textures, with a goal of a more satisfying painting experience.  In the last two weeks, we will focus on such landscape techniques as how to use composition, color, and focus to...

$279

5 sessions

Thursday Oct 4th, 12:30pm

Gardening Techniques: Session A

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

Students will be introduced to professional gardening through a combination of lecture and hands-on activities. They will focus on acquiring solid gardening skills, learning a variety of techniques, and developing the ability to determine best practices.  Topics range from general grounds maintenance, winterization, and plantings, to other horticultural...

$312

6 sessions

Saturday Oct 6th, 7:30am

Bulbs for Beginners

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

Flowering bulbs are the delight of the spring garden, providing vivid, colorful relief after the doldrums of winter. Learn how to select bulbs to enhance your garden and how to grow them successfully. Expert Jill Selinger will also discuss how to design with bulbs to extend the flowering season and how to interplant with perennials and shrubs for a...

Saturday Oct 6th, 9am

Honeybee Diseases: ID and Treatment

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

Honeybee diseases can wreak havoc in the apiary if not properly diagnosed and treated. The class will cover integrated pest management and other ways to diagnose and control various ailments and pests.

Saturday Oct 6th, 9am

WCH: Value Added Foods

at Chicago Botanic Garden - North Lawndale
3555 Ogden Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60623

These courses are intended for aspiring food entrepreneurs and/or urban farmers who are hoping to create or expand their farm/local food business by providing seasonal, local food products all year long.  We aim to cultivate an understanding of the basic techniques, food safety regulations and business basics of producing a value added, local...

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...

Saturday Oct 6th, 11am

Nature Photography Portfolio B

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

Examine the compositional techniques of today’s contemporary nature and landscape photographers to help you find your photographic voice. Apply these composition ideas to your work through weekly class projects. Display your photographic vision through a portfolio we will create during the workshop. This course is designed for intermediate...

$379

6 sessions

Saturday Oct 6th, 12pm

Products from the Beehive

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

Learn how to process your honey, wax, and other products from the hive into usable products for you or others. We will cover honey, pollen, beeswax, and propolis, and what to use them for in different products.

Saturday Oct 6th, 1pm

Introduction to Making Goat Milk Soap

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

In this class, Gretta Winkelbauer will teach you how to make small batch artisan goat milk soap. Learn the old-fashioned cold-process method, using farm fresh goat milk and organic, sustainable vegetable oil and essential oils. You will take home a bar of this mild, moisturizing, chemical-free soap.

Demonstration Cooking: Apple Cider

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

Making apple cider at home is extremely easy and is only limited by your imagination. One of the first and most popular beverages of the American colonies, it fell from favor for decades and is only now seeing a resurgence in popularity.  Dan Bussey will help you make cider using locally sourced apples and simple equipment. Learn the history...

Saturday Oct 6th, 1pm

Holiday Willow Workshop: Rustic Reindeer

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

Join Bim Willow and create either a charming rustic reindeer or a holiday tree of willow!  The reindeer has an overall height of 4 to 5 feet from its hooves to the tips of its antlers. The holiday tree is 5 to 6 feet tall, and can be decorated with twinkly lights and more for the holidays, and then used as a vine support for the summer. ...

Saturday Nov 10th, 9am