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Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Btwn Edens Exprsswy/Rt 41 & Green Bay Rd
Chicago, Illinois 60022 Glencoe, Suburbs
1000 Lake Cook Road
Btwn Edens Exprsswy/Rt 41 & Green Bay Rd
Chicago, Illinois 60022
The Learning Center is located in the Regenstein Learning Campus. (a five-minute walk from the parking lot).
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The Chicago Botanic Garden opened a little more than 40 years ago as a beautiful place to visit, and it has matured into one of the world's great living museums and conservation science centers. In 2013, one million people visited the Garden's 26 gardens and four natural areas, uniquely situated on...
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Learn the proper methods to grow a living plant arrangement in a water-filled vase, including which plants do best growing in water and how to care for them to keep them happy and healthy for a long time. Adding unique elements and features such as rocks, pebbles, sand, or moss can help you create your own special design. All the plants, vase, and...
Wednesday Apr 24th, 6pm - 8pm
Turn your small space into a productive, edible garden, and take home seedlings to get started! Perfect for condo, townhouse, or apartment dwellers. Think you don’t have enough room to grow your own food? Far from it! Learn what to plant and how to care for your patio garden, and enjoy homegrown fruits and veggies this summer.
Thursday Apr 25th, 7pm - 9pm
Come and join us and learn how to create you own Terrarium! You will learn how a terrarium works! How these self-contained ecosystems survive so well on their own and how to look after them. We will help you guys to get your hands in there and build your own! We will supply you with all the plants you need and an arrangement of pebbles and...
Saturday Apr 27th, 2:45pm - 4:45pm
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.
Saturday Apr 27th, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Transform a small space into a beautiful and functional garden. This class will show you the best practices for keeping edible and ornamental plants happy and healthy in your container garden. It includes hands-on work and an informative lecture with plenty of time for questions.
Saturday May 4th, 10:30am - 4:30pm
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...
Thursday May 2nd, 6:30pm - 9pm
Would you love to be able to harvest fresh berries from your own backyard? If so, this class will convince you how easy it is to successfully grow berry fruits. You will learn how to choose the best varieties, select and prepare a site, and use proper planting and pruning techniques, as well as understand other maintenance requirements. Dress for the...
Saturday Apr 27th, 9:30am - 12pm
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 27th, 1pm - 3pm
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.
Monday May 6th, 6pm - 9pm
Participants will learn the fundamental principles of aquaponics production as well as tips and tricks for building an at-home or small-scale aquaponics system. This course will include hands-on work with the nursery system and the 52,000-gallon aquaponics production system.
Saturday Jun 8th, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Through classroom discussion and outdoor activities, learn about heat-loving vegetables and herbs to grow in your summer garden. Related topics include direct sowing, transplanting, sustainable watering techniques, and more.
Saturday May 18th, 9am - 11am
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....
Thursday May 16th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
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.
Tuesday May 14th, 10am - 12pm
Hydrangeas showcase an old-fashioned charm that is hard to resist. Through photos of a variety species in full bloom, discover all aspects of successfully growing hydrangeas, hardiness issues and pruning techniques by species, as well as how to manage bloom color.
Saturday May 4th, 9:30am - 12pm
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 19th, 1pm - 3pm
The best souvenirs of your trip are photographs of the buildings and gardens you visit no matter where your travels take you. Combining buildings and gardens often presents a challenge. Learn how to create lead-lines in addition to using light, angle, and time of day to optimize your pictures. Classes will be held at the Garden and other locations....
Thursday May 16th, 9am - 12pm(4 sessions)
Cascades of strawberries and nasturtiums growing in moss-lined baskets will beautify your porch or patio. Learn how to create a beautiful (and delicious) hanging basket to take home. Get tips on selecting the right basket, plants, and soil medium, as well as watering and after-care tips plus recipes. Please bring gardening gloves. All materials...
Thursday May 9th, 10am - 11:30am
If you want to become a birder, join this class to learn the basics. In the Thursday session, you will learn about binoculars, how to use a field guide, and the field marks used to identify common birds of the Chicago area. During the Saturday bird walk, participants will try out their newly acquired skills. Please dress for the weather, and bring...
Thursday May 9th, 6:30pm - 9pm(2 sessions)
With 27 gardens, nine islands, six miles of shoreline, and four nature areas spread across 385 acres, the Chicago Botanic Garden is both a dream environment and a challenge for photographers. How can I take a photo worthy of what I am seeing? We will first discuss places and techniques for creating captivating images, review easy-to-apply compositional...
Saturday May 4th, 9am - 11am(2 sessions)
Keep your yard looking great all year! This workshop is designed especially for new homeowners short on time. Get easy-to-follow instructions to care for the trees, shrubs, and other plants growing in your yard. Learn how and when to water, prune, fertilize, and mulch. Find out what equipment is important to own and what to skip in the home center....
Saturday May 11th, 9am - 12pm
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