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Common Weed Identification and Control

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

Weeds are a common problem in every landscape lawn and garden. Their control depends on correct identification. In this class, we will learn to identify common weeds and the control options available.

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$74

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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Design a Summer Shade Container

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

Design summer container with hardy plants that will bring color to any shady outdoor space. Learn optimal plant combinations, secrets of color and texture, successful planting techniques, how to prune and edit… and more! Great for beginners and experienced gardeners alike--use this opportunity to make the mess in our classroom and have the plants...

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$57

English Trough Container Workshop

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

English troughs, or hypertufa, are durable, simulated stone containers with a distressed finish, popular in English gardens. See these containers in use throughout the Garden, and pot up your own to take home and enjoy.   Please dress for the weather and bring gloves.   

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$98.75

Planning for Pollinators

at Chicago Botanic Garden - North Lawndale 3555 Ogden Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60623

Bees & Beyond thematic programming at the Chicago Botanic Garden inspired Windy City Harvest to offer this special course for gardeners to learn about the pollinators in their backyards and gardening techniques to support them.

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$75

Soil Basics

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

Soil is an irreplaceable natural resource that affects plant selection and growth. Learn to maintain healthy soil; use compost, fertilizers, soilless and potting mixes and other amendments. Discover how water cycles through a garden and affects soils and plants. Course fee includes a professionally analyzed test of your garden soil. 

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$337

7 sessions

Seed Sowing for Fall Edibles

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

Learn how to schedule your seed-sowing in midsummer for a harvest of cool-season edibles in fall.  This class will cover leafy greens Lettuce Chard Asian greens Garlic and more.

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$40

Soils: Where Are Your Roots?

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

One of the secrets to gardening success is an understanding of soils. Join Glenn Grosch for a detailed discussion of soils, including structure, fertilizers, understanding and managing pH, soil amendments, and water management. This course will also highlight proper horticultural techniques for a healthy soil ecosystem.

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$49

Advanced Pruning Techniques

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

This class is ideal for those interested in pruning topiaries, espalier, and some of the more challenging plants such as arborvitae, yew, juniper, and other conifers. A Garden walk will be included to view how best to prune some of the more interesting plants in the Garden.

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$64

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Repurposed Container Workshop

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

The most unlikely items make the best home sweet home for flowers and plants. Learn how to upcycle by making unique and fabulous planters from items like galvanized metal containers, work boots, tackle boxes, baskets, crates, and tea cups. You will create and take home your own repurposed container, choosing from a variety of fun items and plants....

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$89

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Bonsai Basics

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

Category: Horticulture Learn the horticulture of bonsai and the art and philosophy behind it. Discover what bonsai is and the history, fundamental aesthetic elements, and basic styles of this art. Class will also touch on tools, wiring, soils, fertilizers, and year-round care. A walk to view part of the Garden‘s Bonsai Collection is included.

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$40

Edible Landscape Design and Gardening

at Chicago Botanic Garden - North Lawndale 3555 Ogden Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60623

This class is for individuals who are interested in learning and expanding their knowledge of edible landscaping techniques, design, and maintenance.  Students will create a four-season planting plan for an existing farm site and will present their planting design as a final project. Prerequisite: This course is appropriate for growers with some...

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$600

11 sessions

Gardening Techniques: Session C

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

Students will be introduced to professional gardening through a combination of lecture and hands-on activities. They will focus on acquiring solid gardening skills, learning a variety of techniques, and developing the ability to determine best practices.  Prerequisite: Botany 1.  A supply list will be sent with your confirmation. Please...

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$312

6 sessions

Evergreen Pruning

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

Trimming your evergreens extends life, enhances their natural beauty, and prolongs health. Through demonstrations, discussions, and hands-on experience, learn the techniques to trigger natural rejuvenation of your evergreens from two seasoned arborists. The critical basics of tree physiology and how it is affected by trimming will be outlined. ...

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$52.50

Yoga in the Garden

at Peterson Garden Project - Chicago 1565 Howard St, Chicago, Illinois 60626

What’s more peaceful than sun salutations in the garden? Come join us for a free yoga class at Vedgewater, taught by an experienced professional instructor from Centered Studios. The class will be geared toward gardeners and the ailments that can come with gardening (knees, wrists, low back, etc). This class is open to students of all levels, no...

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