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Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Btwn Edens Exprsswy/Rt 41 & Green Bay Rd
Chicago, Illinois 60022 Glencoe, Suburbs
1000 Lake Cook Road
Btwn Edens Exprsswy/Rt 41 & Green Bay Rd
Chicago, Illinois 60022
The Learning Center is located in the Regenstein Learning Campus. (a five-minute walk from the parking lot).
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The Chicago Botanic Garden opened a little more than 40 years ago as a beautiful place to visit, and it has matured into one of the world's great living museums and conservation science centers. In 2013, one million people visited the Garden's 26 gardens and four natural areas, uniquely situated on...
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Summer is the best time to work on your tropical bonsai trees. This comprehensive workshop will cover all aspects of tropical tree care, styles, grafting, air layering, and soil types. Bring your trees in for critique, styling, and repotting, and set a course for the future of your bonsai tree.
Wednesday Aug 21st, 6pm - 9pm
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. The instructors will demonstrate several techniques and then help you create your favorite version. All plant materials will be collected fresh from the Arboretum grounds. Each student will...
Saturday Sep 28th, 1pm - 3:30pm
Fall is the best time to prepare for a healthy, lush lawn for the upcoming season. Learn the basics of lawn renovation and how to prepare your lawn for winter. Discuss and observe proper techniques for installing sod, seeding and overseeding, and aerating and fertilizing—all aimed at revitalizing your lawn. Dress for the weather, as part of the class...
Saturday Sep 7th, 10am - 12pm
Learn the how and why of saving seeds for thrifty gardening and farming, biodiversity preservation, and food sovereignty. In this course, you will receive open-pollinated seeds to take home with you as well as information to help you feel confident saving seeds for future farm and garden seasons.
Saturday Sep 7th, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Discover the basics of backyard composting and composting with worms. Compost is that dark crumbly material—the result of decomposed organic materials—that improves the structure and texture of the soil enabling it to better retain nutrients, moisture, and air around plant roots. You can buy it in bags, but it’s easy and cheaper to make your...
Wednesday Sep 11th, 7pm - 9pm
Ornamental grasses can provide beauty nearly all year long. The variety of sizes, shapes and color can fit almost any garden. Learn how to grow some of these beautiful plants in your own garden.
Thursday Sep 12th, 6pm - 8pm
This is a technical training course for aspiring growers who are interested in learning best-practice season-extension techniques. It will combine classroom and hands-on work to prepare students to get a jump on the spring growing season. It will involve farm work activities in all weather conditions. Students are expected to work indoors and outd...
Saturday Sep 21st, 9am - 3pm
Prepare your bonsai trees for the fall and winter seasons. Proper feeding, pruning, and winter storage options for both temperate and tropical bonsai will be covered. Students are encouraged to bring bonsai trees for late summer to early fall work. A map and driving directions will be sent with your confirmation.
Wednesday Sep 25th, 6pm - 9pm
During this six-week basics and fundamentals course, discover principles and techniques to appreciate and participate in the art of bonsai. Each student will get a tree to work on in class each week. By the end of the class you and your tree will have taken the first steps into bonsai. Each session includes a detailed lecture and assistance...
Tuesday Oct 1st, 6pm - 9pm(5 sessions)
Flowering bulbs provide vivid color after the doldrums of winter. Learn to select and grow bulbs to enhance your garden. Discuss season-extending bulb design and how to interplant with perennials and shrubs for a spectacular display. After class, stop by the Fall Bulb Festival to purchase bulbs for your garden with advice from Jill Selinger.
Saturday Oct 5th, 9am - 11am
Did you know an oak tree is the larval host for more than 500 species of butterflies and moths? Discover the trees, evergreens, shrubs, and vines that are home to a wide array of Lepidoptera. Find out how to attract butterflies to your home landscape. Explore the host plants and life cycles of common favorites and rare beauties.
Saturday Oct 5th, 9am - 12pm
Sunday Oct 6th, 1pm - 4pm
Learn how to identify our native deciduous trees while enjoying a beautiful fall hike through Reed-Turner Woodland. The diverse habitat of this Illinois State Nature Preserve contains an oak/hickory woodland, flood-plain forest, wooded ravine, and restored wetland. You will learn how to identify trees not only by their leaves, but also by...
Saturday Oct 12th, 1pm - 3:30pm
Peonies, the elegant grand dames of gardens past, are coming back into favor. There are wide arrays of varieties to choose from, including lovely doubles, chiffon-like singles and stately tree peonies, and even some that will tolerate shade. Heather Sherwood will discuss and demonstrate division, proper planting depth, and other cultural techniques...
Tuesday Oct 15th, 6pm - 8pm
The first step in any disease-management program is proper identification of the problem. Learn to identify both infectious and non-infectious diseases that attack many landscape plants. Through a lecture and Garden walk, explore several disease problem and discuss control options. Dress for the weather.
Thursday Oct 17th, 11:30am - 1:30pm
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