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Shade Gardening Basics

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

Do you have shade in your garden? With knowledge, the challenges of shade gardening can be overcome. Learn what to look for when selecting plants beyond hosta and how to evaluate the shade in your garden to manage it successfully. Turn your shade into a garden asset.

Sunday Jul 10th, 12pm - 2pm Central Time

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Gardening Techniques: Session D

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

Learn tips and techniques used by professional gardeners through a combination of lecture and hands-on activities. Acquire solid gardening skills, learn a variety of techniques, and determine best management practices in the field of horticulture. Gain applicable skills in plant selection, perennial and annual care and maintenance, pruning techniques,...

Saturday Jul 9th, 10:30am - 1:30pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$374

6 sessions

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Make a Bonsai Tree

at Color Cocktail Factory - Pilsen 917 W 18th St, Chicago, Illinois 60608

A thorough one-day experience for those who wish to learn all the fundamentals of bonsai. The class includes the basic principles of successfully growing, maintaining and styling your bonsai, both for outdoors and indoors. Demonstration and hands-on experience with individual instruction to help students create their bonsai. Fee includes instruction,...

Thursday Jul 7th, 7pm - 9pm Central Time

Landscaping with Native Plants

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

You do not need to leave the city to find nature; it can be as close as your backyard. Gain the skills necessary to create landscape designs in harmony with nature by working with natural systems and native plants to provide lush, beautiful sanctuaries for people, songbirds, and butterflies. Learn how to evaluate site conditions in order to create...

Thursday Aug 4th, 6pm - 8pm Central Time

  (3 sessions)
$149

3 sessions

Native Plants: The Basics

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

Have you thought about using native plants but aren’t sure where to start? If so, learn basic concepts about using native plants in your garden. You’ll be introduced to native plants that are relatively low-maintenance. These plants were selected because they have few disease and insect problems and they are adapted to a range of growing conditions....

Sunday Jul 10th, 9am - 11am Central Time

Spotlight Garden Tours

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

There are 28 gardens and four natural areas within the 385 acres of the Chicago Botanic Garden. Join our horticulturists for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Garden areas they oversee. Explore plant varieties and combinations, design elements, garden features, and fun stories as you soak up a wealth of knowledge from years of experience working in...

Tuesday Jul 12th, 9am - 10am Central Time

Plant Health 2

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

Explore the impact of insects, diseases, weeds, and wildlife through a series of in-depth Garden walks. Learn about common landscape pests, pest identification, and monitoring and management techniques. We will cover site assessment, soil testing, fertilization, and understanding pesticides. You will have the opportunity to design a basic plant health...

Monday Jul 11th, 6pm - 8pm Central Time

  (12 sessions)
$562

12 sessions

Wetland Plants

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

Discover wildflowers, sedges, rushes, and other native plants that inhabit our region’s wetlands. Learn how to identify a wide variety of wetland plants, while exploring their ecological function and aesthetic beauty. You will gain a deeper appreciation for the importance of native wetland plants, as well as the invasive plants that threaten wetland...

Friday Jul 15th, 11am - 1pm Central Time

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More Deciduous Trees

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

Discover the many other hardy trees suitable for your landscape beyond those explored in the Deciduous Tree and Small Flowering Tree courses. You will learn about new trees, less common trees, and new varieties of existing trees. Identification, cultural information, aesthetic qualities, and landscape uses will be emphasized. Prerequisite: Botany...

Thursday Jul 7th, 6pm - 8pm Central Time

  (7 sessions)
$312

7 sessions

Conserving Nature through Seed Banking

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

Learn about the Garden’s efforts to conserve native plant diversity across the Midwest by collecting and banking seeds. You will receive a behind-the-scenes tour of the Seed Lab in the Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Plant Conservation Science Center and help save our natural world by preparing seeds in the lab to enter the seed vault.

Wednesday Aug 17th, 9am - 12pm Central Time

Forest Bathing Immersion

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

Inspired by Shinrin-yoku, Japanese forest bathing refers to the practice of immersing all of your senses in the healing forest to reduce stress hormones and increase immune function. Connect with forest life around you through mindful activities on a gentle walk, typically covering less than a mile, and ending with a simple tea ceremony using native...

Saturday Jul 9th, 2:30pm - 5:30pm Central Time

Autumn Containers at the Garden

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

Take a walk to view the Garden’s fall containers. Then create a cool-season mixed container with a variety of plants suitable for a full-sun or partial-shade location. Your container may include annuals, perennials, herbs, decorative foliage, cool-season vegetables, ornamental grasses, a decorative vine, and gourds. Dress for the weather, and bring...

Tuesday Sep 13th, 6pm - 8pm Central Time

Soil Basics, Intensive Session

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. A supply list will be sent.

Saturday Sep 10th, 9am - 4pm Central Time

  (3 sessions)
$374

3 sessions

Prairie Walk & Talk

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

Join a staff horticulturist for a walk through our Native Shoreline and Dixon Prairie. Observe areas not traveled by most, learn about our magnificent Illinois native plants, and the wildlife that depend on them. Dress for the weather.

Saturday Aug 20th, 9am - 10:30am Central Time

Discover Ornamental Grasses

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

From tough prairie grass selections to the newest exotic varieties, explore the world of ornamental grasses. We’ll discuss the cultural requirements of each plant in the classroom before heading out to explore the gardens and experience them in person. From sun to shade, wet to dry, there’s a grass for every corner of your space! A Garden walk...

Friday Aug 26th, 9am - 12pm Central Time

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