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Creating a Tropical Feel in Your Garden

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

New! Learn how to create a tropical look and feel in your garden without breaking the budget. Plant selections, sun and shade requirements, and hot new plants are discussed.  A Garden walk is included, so please dress for the weather.

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$40

Apprentice Beekeeper

at Northeastern Illinois University CAPE - North Park 5500 N St Louis Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625

Level Two: Apprentice Beekeeper The Apprentice Beekeeper class will focus on hive health and management. This includes information on how to check the health of your hive, how to monitor for pests and diseases, honeybee biology, swarm management, queen replacement, and other IPM recommendations. The Midwest Master Beekeeper certification program...

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$75

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Do-It-Yourself Rain Gardens

at The Morton Arboretum - Lisle 4100 Illinois Rte 53, Lisle, Illinois 60532

Learn how to design and plant a rain garden for your home. Discover how to combine water-loving perennials and shrubs to create eco-gorgeous rain gardens that help manage water on your property and seamlessly blend into traditional landscapes. Walk away lists of plants and plant combinations and strategies for stormwater management in the home landscape....

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$46

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Summer Garden Maintenance

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

Proper watering, fertilizing, pruning, edging, deadheading, staking, and mulching practices can make the difference between a healthy, well-kept garden and a landscape that gets ahead of you. You will have a hands-on opportunity to practice what you learn, so bring along a pair of pruners, and dress for the weather.

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$40

Pollinator Container Workshop

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

New! Learn how to welcome pollinators to your home with a diverse array of flowering annuals that will also give you season-long color. Then prepare a warm-season mixed container suitable for a sun or partial shade location. Please bring gloves.

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$98.75

Herbaceous Perennials

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

Discover ornamental qualities, identification techniques, cultural practices, and landscape uses of more than 60 herbaceous perennials for the Midwest. Plants studied will include favorites such as astilbe and hosta, in addition to lesser-known plants including meadow rue and toad lily. Prerequisite: Botany 1. A supply list will be sent with your...

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$399

13 sessions

Plant Health 2

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

Plant Health 2 will build upon Plant Health 1. There will be a series of in-depth pest walks in the field (insects,diseases, weeds, and animals). These walks focus on common landscape pests, monitoring techniques, pest identification, and management techniques. Other class topics include site assessment, soil testing,fertilization, and understanding...

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$359

12 sessions

Spring Containers at the Garden

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

Tour the Garden’s spring containers and collect ideas for your own. Then create a container with plants that can tolerate the varying spring temperatures and a full-sun to partial-shade location. Pansies, forced bulbs, and other spring treasures may be used. A spray of branches gives them a finishing touch. Please bring gloves. 

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$89

Composting 101

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

You want to compost, but you’re not sure where to start. Let this program show you how to compost in your own backyard. We’ll look at sound composting techniques and clear up the misconceptions that may be keeping you from composting.

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$40

Pruning 101

at The Resiliency Institute - Naperville 10S404 Knoch Knolls Rd, Naperville, Illinois 60565

Learn the do's and don'ts of pruning fruiting trees and shrubs in this hands-on intro to pruning class. Find out why to prune, when to prune, and how to prune a variety of trees and shrubs and what tools to use. Join Dennis Corbin, retired landscape contractor and primary caretaker for our community Growing Food Security Projects, as he guides you...

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$25

Gardening Techniques

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

Students will be introduced to professional gardening through a combination of lecture and hands-on activities. Focus is on acquiring solid gardening skills, learning about a variety of techniques, and developing the ability to determine best practices.  Topics range from plant selection to the identification and control of weeds and other horticultural...

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$312

6 sessions

Grow a Salsa Garden

at The Morton Arboretum - Lisle 4100 Illinois Rte 53, Lisle, Illinois 60532

Learn to grow your own salsa just in time Cinco de Mayo! “Made from scratch” gets a whole new meaning in this gardening class. Get tips on what to plant and how to grow it so you can make salsa from produce grown exclusively in your backyard. Learn about growing tomatillos, hot pepper varieties, cilantro, onions, and more. Get recipes for assembling...

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$46

Grow a Cut-Flower Garden

at The Morton Arboretum - Lisle 4100 Illinois Rte 53, Lisle, Illinois 60532

Grow your own bouquet! Get traditional and nontraditional ideas on which flowers to plant in a cut-flower garden. Get tips on caring for your flowers before and after harvest. Learn simple techniques for creating a beautiful arrangement, and then create your own cut-flower arrangement to take home with you.

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$46

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Summer Succulent Container Workshop

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

Succulent container gardens are very hot and trendy in the gardening world. Learn cultural guidelines and examples of designs to create a succulent container from start to finish.  These containers will give you enjoyment from spring through fall, and can be moved indoors in winter and held for another year of enjoyment the following season....

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$98.75

Landscape Lighting

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

Outdoor lighting used to be solely functional to illuminate walkways and offer security overnight, but now outdoor lighting is used to enhance garden areas and create a whole new garden landscape in the evenings.  Uplighting sculptural trees, enhancing water features with subtle lighting, and highlighting architectural garden features like stone...

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$40
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