Discover Classes. Earn Rewards.

You're browsing Botany Classes in Chicago, IL

Apply Filters

Common Time Filters

Weeknights
Weekends

Days of the Week
What days are you free to take a class?

Class Times
What time are you able to take a class?

Class Schedule
When are you looking for a class?

Currently viewing classes from to

Where do you want to take your class?

Skill Level

Duration

Age

How many seats do you want?

Searching

Botany Classes Coming up in Chicago

2 classes have spots left

CourseHorse Gift Card

Thousands of classes. No expiration. You choose the $ amount. Select a category or let the recipient pick.

Buy a Gift Card

Winter Tree and Shrub Identification

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

Identify some of the common trees and shrubs in the Chicago area after the leaves have fallen. You will learn the different features of twigs, buds, leaf scars, bark, and growth habit.  After the indoor presentation, we will take a walk in the McDonald Woods to solve the mystery of identifying trees and shrubs in the winter. Dress for the weather....

Saturday Dec 10th, 10am - 1pm Central Time

The Foolproof Four Mushrooms

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

The Chicago Botanic Garden’s online edible wild mushrooms class is a virtual experience you can take anywhere!  Take a peek into the world of common edible wild mushrooms. The foolproof, or infallible four, refer to four of the more than 50 wild mushrooms that are easy to identify, abundant, and “choice” edibles, meaning delicious. Learn...

Tuesday Jan 31st, 6:30pm - 8pm Central Time

34 botany classes that have ended
Add to your wish list to find out about new dates

Be first to know about new botany classes

Add this topic and we'll let you know about new classes, trending topics and last minute discounts

Follow

Botany 2

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

How do seeds germinate and develop into mature plants? How do plants move water up through their roots to their topmost branches?  Explore subjects such as the plant cell; anatomy and growth of roots, stems, and leaves; photosynthesis; and the symbiotic association of plant roots with beneficial fungi and bacteria.  A supply list will...

No upcoming schedules
$462

12 sessions

Discover Unique Virtual Team Events

Explore Our Team Building Experiences

Learn More »

Botany 1

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

Why, botanically speaking, is a tomato a fruit? What is the difference between a fern and a moss? Come join us in Botany 1 to learn the answers to these questions and more! In this course we will explore subjects such as the importance of plants to our lives; plant taxonomy and classification; and the life cycles, distinguishing features, diversity,...

No upcoming schedules
$462

10 sessions

Botany for Botanical Artists

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

Bring realism to your botanical artwork with a focus on identifying the morphological features of plants. Emphasizing specific plant parts in illustrations is critical to the identification of plant species in both scientific floras and identification manuals. Through a combination of lectures and lab/studio time, you will identify key characteristics...

No upcoming schedules
$374

6 sessions

Deciduous Trees and Thursday Walks

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

Learn to identify more than 50 large deciduous trees, gain a greater understanding of the many functions they serve in gardens and the landscape, and discover the wonders they offer year-round.  Develop your ability to identify trees using their buds, bark, and habit, in addition to leaf shape and other characteristics.

No upcoming schedules
$400

13 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...

No upcoming schedules
$65

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...

No upcoming schedules
$312

7 sessions

Natural History of Maples

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

Discover the world of maples. From the sweetness of sugar to the sturdiness of furniture to the myriad species of moths that dwell in their branches, explore where these trees are typically found and how they have been used over the centuries.  Hear folklore and stories and learn about faunal partnerships. We’ll also look at species and cultivars...

No upcoming schedules
$62

Botanical Names Demystified (Online)

at The Morton Arboretum -

Learn to call plants by their botanical names in this self-guided online class.  In this course, you will: learn the in’s and out’s of the scientific naming of plants understand why these naming conventions are useful and important get tips and tricks for pronunciation, and learn botanical names for 40 common plant species that are...

No upcoming schedules
$23

More Than Meets The Eye: Online

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

Points of Connection Across Bonsai Collections Join North Carolina Arboretum bonsai curator, Arthur Joura, in conversation with Chicago Botanic Garden bonsai curator, Chris Baker, for a look inside two of the most acclaimed bonsai collections in the country.  Each curator combined backgrounds in fine art and horticulture to shape a rare profession...

No upcoming schedules
$10

Basic Plant ID

at The Morton Arboretum -

Get the botany basics you need to identify plants. Whether you are a natural resources volunteer or specialist,  gardener, naturalist, or artist this class provides the fundamentals you need to get started. Attend a 2 hour session at the Arboretum to learn botanical vocabulary and plant ID skills with the guidance of an Arboretum plant expert....

No upcoming schedules
$23

Junipers, Arborvitaes, and Yews

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

These stalwarts of the landscape are hardy, easy to care for, and with proper siting and selection, can remain attractive for many years.  Learn about the many options available from this great group of plants. Dress for the weather. 

No upcoming schedules
$65

Mushroom Collection and Identification

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

New! Cover the basics of mushroom collection and identification for the Chicago region. Learn simple, easy-to-find characteristics of common fungi including distinguishing cap gills and stipe features.  Time will be spent outdoors identifying and collecting a few specimens. Dress for the weather. The School’s CEUs=5 hours OPC elective

No upcoming schedules
$115

Conifers and Broad-Leaved Evergreens

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

Discover more than 60 outstanding conifers and broad-leaved evergreens for the Midwest. Students will learn identifying characteristics, cultural requirements, and landscape uses of conifers and broad-leaved evergreens ranging from shrubby dwarfs to towering trees.   Prerequisite: Botany 1 Note: Classes are held on Tuesdays at Classroom 1,...

No upcoming schedules
$499

13 sessions

Reset all filters.

No results found

Try removing some filters.

Loading...