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Fantastic Perennials for Spring

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

Many perennial plants naturally bloom early in the year, so to maintain a fantastic garden through the months of spring, it is crucial to incorporate a large percentage of them. With the right mix of perennials, home gardeners can successfully produce a diverse, colorful show to start the growing season. In this course, Jacob Burns will review a spring...

Thursday Apr 27th, 1pm

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Dwarf Conifers

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

Dwarf conifers are excellent additions to any garden, particularly for adding four-season interest. Broaden your plant knowledge and design palette with this illustrated lecture and Garden tour. Learn to identify and use dwarf conifers for big impact. The School's CEUs=0.3

Saturday Apr 29th, 1pm

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Grewbie 101 Demo

at Peterson Garden Project - Albany Park
4642 N Francisco Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625

This class is intended to get our Grewbies (beginning gardeners) settled into their new garden plots with some basic information.  This demo class will take place outside in the garden, and will cover: Prepping and tending your raised garden bed How to care for your soil How to direct-sow seeds How to transplant tomato seedlings How to...

Free

Sunday Apr 30th, 1pm

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Composting Demo

at Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance - East Garfield Park
300 N Central Park Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60624

Composting in the city can be fun and rewarding, especially when it means your trash won’t be as stinky and your plants will be happy! Our volunteer composters hold weekly demonstrations showcasing different ways you can compost your food and garden scraps. During the colder months, our volunteers move inside to show case worm bins for your...

Free

Saturday Apr 29th, 11am

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Morning Glories Every Monday Morning

at Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance - East Garfield Park
300 N Central Park Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60624

Enjoy learning together with your little one during this weekly drop-in session. Activities are fun, interactive, and encourage children’s curiosity about the natural world. Children and their care-givers rotate to different stations around the Children’s Garden. Stations include planting projects, soil digging stations, tours, story-time, and...

Free

Monday May 1st, 10am

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U of I Plant Clinic

at Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance - East Garfield Park
300 N Central Park Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60624

Every Saturday, the University of Illinois Plant Clinic is located in the GPC lobby to answer your questions about plants. Whether it’s a question about taking care of plants, getting rid of pests or identifying something growing in your yard, the U of I Master Gardeners will be happy to answer your questions. This free drop-in is also a great way...

Free

Saturday May 6th, 12pm

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Magnolias for the Midwest

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

This class will cover the breadth of magnolias that can be successfully grown in the upper Midwest. It will cover ornamental attributes, cultural requirements, how to use magnolias in designs and how to propagate magnolias. The class will cover old favorites as well as the newest and most exciting cultivars and species. The School’s CEUs = 2 hou...

Thursday Apr 27th, 6:30am

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Healthcare Garden Design Certificate Program

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

This eight-day program includes case studies, group projects, field trips, lectures, and instruction from experts from healthcare garden-related professions. Working in multidisciplinary teams that reflect the real world of healthcare garden design, your learning will be reinforced through tours of healthcare facilities in the Chicago area. Registration...

$3,495

8 sessions

Wednesday May 10th, 9am

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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.

Sunday May 21st, 1pm

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Permaculture Forest Gardener Series

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

Learn how to transform your own yard, school, workplace or park into an edible forest garden. Forest gardens are modeled after woodlands – planted in layers of edible species of trees, shrubs, perennials, ground covers, roots, vines, and fungi. Over time they become diverse ecosystems that produce abundant food and medicine for people; food and habitat...

Saturday May 6th, 9:30am

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Get Started with Perennials

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

Learn about choosing the right perennial for the right garden location, and how to combine different perennials to create a lovely and interesting garden that blooms throughout the growing season. Heather Sherwood discusses pruning and pinching techniques, deadheading and dividing, and other cultural methods to help you keep your garden growing healthy...

Saturday Apr 29th, 11am

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Landscapes for Nature and Wildlife

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

Learn to attract wildlife with design ideas and plants selected for use as food, shelter, and water for birds, butterflies, and small mammals. Discussion will include specific plants that may be introduced into a traditional landscape to attract and support wildlife in your garden. Please dress for the weather.

Tuesday Apr 25th, 1pm

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Terrariums

at One Strange Bird - Wicker Park
2124 W Division St, Chicago, Illinois 60622

You don’t have to be garden savvy to have your own personal plant world. Terrariums are miniature landscapes that you can create by hand. Let us guide you in building a world with rocks, sand, charcoal, and a little imagination. This workshop combines the fun of gardening with a decorative art that can be given as a gift or a table centerpiece.

Sunday May 14th, 1pm

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Introduction to Grading and Drainage

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

$349

8 sessions

Wednesday Jun 21st, 6:30pm

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Foundation Planting Design

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

Do you live in an older home with an outdated foundation planting of overgrown evergreens? Or in a newer home that needs help creating an identity and style? Whether old or new, many homes have foundation plantings that need revamping. Learn the principles of good foundation design and view examples of plants that may work well, reduce maintenance,...

Tuesday Apr 25th, 7pm

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