fbpx Gardening and Horticulture | The Morton Arboretum

Gardening and Horticulture

Course List

  • Create a garden space that offers rest and renewal. In this live, interactive online class, we’ll identify the visual cues in a garden that invite meditation. Three Wednesdays, February 10, 17, and 24, 2021, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. (Central time): Attend live sessions online.
  • The Perennial Plant Association, the Horticultural Society of Maryland, and The Morton Arboretum are teaming up to offer a virtual gardening symposium with the best writers and most knowledgeable experts in the business. Friday, February 12, 2021, 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Central time.
  • Explore the lives of hummingbirds and learn to attract them to your home garden in this live, online program from The Morton Arboretum. Friday, February 26, 2021, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. (Central time): Attend live session online.
  • Interested in getting into gardening? Learn the basics you need to turn your yard into an appealing outdoor space. This live, online class will cover the foundational skills that every new gardener needs. Saturday, February 27, 2021, 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (Central time): Attend live session online.
  • Growing a garden can be healing in so many ways, whether you are replenished by the healing herbs you grow, the time spent outdoors, or the empowerment that comes with growing your own food. Join co-founder and CEO of the Urban Growers Collective and dig deep into the how’s and why’s of herbal gardens. Saturday, March 6, 2021, 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (Central time): Attend live session online.
  • Birds and bees are an important part of healthy landscapes. Learn how to attract birds and bees to your garden in this live, interactive online class with landscape designer Carol Becker. Two Wednesdays, March 10 and 17, 2021, 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (Central time): Attend live sessions online.
  • Learn spring methods for propagating your favorite native plants. Learn how to bring seeds out of stratification, plant in seed trays and transplant seedlings at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 13, 2021, 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. (Central time).
  • Imagine growing an edible garden so bountiful that it overflows with produce. In this online workshop, learn to maximize results in your edible garden through good design, plant selection, and smart techniques. Saturday, March 13, 2021, 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (Central time): Attend live session online..
  • Learn to call plants by their botanical names and discover the fascinating origins of names in this self-paced online class. Third Thursday of each month: November 19, 2020 through March 18, 2020: Access self-paced materials online (available for 60 days).
  • Get the botany basics you need to identify plants in this online, self-paced class. Whether you are a natural resources volunteer or specialist, gardener, naturalist, or artist this class provides the fundamentals you need to get started. Thursday, Jan 21, Feb 18, or March 18, 2021, noon (Central time): Access self-paced materials online.
  • Growing vegetables from seed is an affordable way to grow your own food and try new varieties you can’t find at the garden center. Need some help getting started? Join urban homesteader and community gardener Natasha Nicholes for this online beginner’s workshop. Saturday, March 20, 2021, 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (Central time): Attend live sessions online.
  • Learn to identify the common trees you see in local preserves or in your neighborhood in this online-only class from The Morton Arboretum. Third Thursday of each month: November 19, 2020 through March 18, 2020: Access self-paced materials online.