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Winter Containers at the Garden

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

Explore the winter containers at the Garden and learn ways to extend your own containers into the winter season. Then prepare a container with fresh-cut evergreen boughs and berried or brightly colored branches. Please bring gloves and pruners.

Tuesday Dec 3rd, 10am - 12pm

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Hands-on Cooking: Indian High Tea

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

Learn to make mouthwatering Indian street food and chai tea in this cooking class, featuring vegetarian snack recipes that are perfect for parties.  Make a delicious platter of vegetable pakoras: tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, and spinach dipped in gram (chickpea) flour to make crunchy fritters. Complete the party spread with masala chai, a must-have...

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$75

Reading Your Beehive

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

Examining your beehive can be confusing without the proper training. Learn how to inspect a colony, how to find the queen, and how to evaluate the health of a beehive. All participants are required to bring their own bee-suit. No extra suits will be available at the class.

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$49

Growing Using and Storing Herbs

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

This class looks at what you'll need to successfully grow a variety of herbs in a sunny place in the ground, on a patio, or on a deck. You'll learn what is needed to grow healthy plants, how and when to harvest them, how to store them, and how to use them.

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$40

Cottage Garden Designs for the Midwest

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

Exuberant gardens overflowing with old-fashioned flowers come to mind when we think of cottage gardens. Shrub roses, foxgloves, poppies, forget-me-nots, hollyhocks, vegetables, and herbs all have a place. Discover bed and border designs and plant combinations that can help you get the look of an English-style cottage garden.

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$39

Demo Cooking: Buzzing for a Picnic

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

Versatile honey, with its flavors, smells, and sweetness, enhances summer picnic recipes. In this cooking class, taste honey samples and learn to use different varietals to create caponata, curried chicken salad, kale, clementine, and hazelnut salad; Tuscan farro; and honey whole wheat pretzel bites with honey mustard dipping sauce.

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$56

Hands-on Cooking: Garden Party Apps

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

Spend a fun night exploring delicious recipes easily reproduced at home in this cooking class. Ingredients in the dishes—corn fritters with aged cheddar, zucchini cilantro soup shooters, tomato crostini with whipped feta, scallion crepes with roasted eggplant filling, and shochu watermelon lemonade—highlight the best summer produce.  You...

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$75

Hands-on Gardening: Summer Pruning

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

Today’s pruning of your trees and shrubs will define how they grow for years to come. Learn which cuts to avoid, which cuts are essential, and which cuts area matter of your personal style. Class size is limited.

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$40

Life of a Beekeeper

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

Being a beekeeper is more than enjoying the sweetness of honey. Learn what beekeepers do, the challenges they face, seasonal duties in tending to the hive, bee care techniques, equipment they use and maintain, and trends in bee management. Participants will leave with a greater appreciation for beekeepers and the work to maintain hives.

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$49

The Organic Vegetable Garden in Autumn

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

The end of summer doesn’t mean the end of home-grown vegetables. Discuss and practice how to get the most out of the growing season by adding cool season vegetables to your fall garden. Learn about variety selection, mulching, and extending the season. 

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$40

Outdoor Walking Workout Session 3

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

Exercising in “green space” stimulates your mind and body, providing benefits a gym could never surpass. Build endurance, work on postural alignment, gain core strength, increase cardiovascular capacity, and improve balance. Suitable for all fitness levels.  This class may be taken multiple times. Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes....

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$90

5 sessions

Rose Garden Photography

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

Light levels, roses of various shapes and colors, and horizontal and vertical patterns of garden design combine to create a photographic palette of variegated reds, whites, and yellows.  Learn techniques in the classroom, then head to the Krasberg Rose Garden to practice camera skills and make the most of this lush carpet of color. Class is limited...

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$145

2 sessions

Tending to Trees in the Garden

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

Trees are expensive and valuable structural elements in a landscape. Commonly held misconceptions about trees often lead to oversight of their basic needs. Benefit from the combined experience and knowledge of two lifelong arborists to learn how to work with and enhance tree health.

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$40

Greener Alternatives to Turf

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

Green or sustainable gardens make sense for many reasons—they’re good for the environment and they’re good for us. Jeff Epping has been researching and implementing a number of new gardens at Olbrich that are more environmentally sound and can be easily incorporated into home landscapes.  Epping will show you how they have replaced lawns...

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$39

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...

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$39
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