fbpx Gardening and Horticulture | The Morton Arboretum

Gardening and Horticulture

Course List

  • Following state recommendations to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), this program has been cancelled. For refund and more information, visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness and Prevention webpage.
  • Following state recommendations to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), this program has been cancelled. For refund and more information, visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness and Prevention webpage.
  • Following state recommendations to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), this program has been cancelled.
  • Learn to call plants by their botanical names and learn 40 common plant species that are native to Illinois at The Morton Arboretum. Registration closes Monday, April 6, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. Course available beginning at noon on Tuesday, April 7, 2020
  • Get the botany basics you need to identify plants. Whether you are a natural resources volunteer or specialist, gardener, naturalist, or artist this class provides the fundamentals you need to get started. Registration closes Monday, April 13, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. Course available beginning at noon on Tuesday, April 14, 2020
  • Following federal and state recommendations to help slow the spread of coronavirus, THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN MOVED TO A WEBINAR FORMAT. Registrants will receive a link to join the webinar at the appointed date and time below. Discover the basics of backyard composting and composting with worms. Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Following federal and state recommendations to help slow the spread of coronavirus, THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN MOVED TO A WEBINAR FORMAT. Registrants will receive a link to join the webinar at the appointed date and time below. Go beyond the ordinary and add variety to your garden with unusual and interesting herbs.Thursday, April 16, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to noon.
  • Following federal and state recommendations to help slow the spread of coronavirus, THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN MOVED TO A WEBINAR FORMAT. Registrants will receive a link to join the webinar at the appointed date and time below. Learn eco-friendly ways to care for your lawn and garden at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, April 16, 2020, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Following state recommendations to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), this program has been cancelled. For refund and more information, visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness and Prevention webpage.
  • Following federal and state recommendations to help slow the spread of coronavirus, THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN MOVED TO A WEBINAR FORMAT. Registrants will receive a link to join the webinar at the appointed date and time below. Look at “junk” with new eyes while adding sustainability, personality and focal points to your garden using repurposed materials. Thursday, April 23, 2020, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Make your own rustic-chic burlap flag that celebrates the season! In this one-day workshop, learn how to paint on burlap and use stencils to create a personalized design that adds personality to your garden at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 2, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Keep your yard looking great all year! This workshop is designed especially for new homeowners short on time.The Saturday, May 2, 2020 class is OPEN FOR REGISTRATION. The Saturday, April 4, 2020 class is Cancelled due to coronavirus (COVID-19).
  • Create a spring arrangement bursting with vibrant flowers and greenery under the guidance of a professional botanical arranger at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 2, 2020, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., or Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Turn that wooded, shady spot into an elegant garden oasis in this two-week class full of design inspiration at The Morton Arboretum. Two Wednesdays, May 6 and 13, 2020, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Find out how to care for the trees in your home landscape at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, May 7, 2020, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Join us for a conversation with Jennifer Jewell, creator and host of the award-winning public radio show and podcast, Cultivating Place, about women who are creating change in the world through careers in horticulture at The Morton Arboretum. Presented in partnership with C2ST.org. Saturday, May 16, 2020, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Following state recommendations to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), this program has been cancelled. For refund and more information, visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness and Prevention webpage.
  • Stroll the Arboretum's stunning gardens where you’ll learn about plant placement, dividing, transplanting, watering, fertilizing, mulching and more. Tuesday, June 9, 2020, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
  • Kick off pollinator week with gardening expert Melinda Myers. Learn to support pollinators in your landscape with this detailed, practical, and hands-on seminar, led by one of the region’s leading horticulturists at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, June 13, 2020, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Grab a mimosa and enjoy the scents of spring in this behind-the-scenes tour of the Arboretum’s Children’s Garden. Monday, June 22, 2020, 5:00 to 6:15 p.m. or 6:15 to 7:30 p.m.
  • What can a gardener do with a typical suburban plot? A LOT! Come and be inspired by the possibilities showcased at this Homer Glen home. Friday, June 19, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to noon.
  • 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 at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, June 20, 2020, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
  • This one-day conference for green industry professionals and avid home gardeners will focus on the latest information and practice related to the selection and care of Midwestern trees, shrubs, and woody plants, as shared by leading designers and plant experts. Thursday, September 3, 2020, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Practice correct pruning techniques and learn which plants to prune now and more importantly, which to prune later at The Morton Arboretum. Learn online, then apply those skills during a hands-on workshop. Next offered January 2021.