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Beginner Bird Walk

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

Join us on an evening bird walk through the display gardens as we search for songbirds, waterfowl, and raptors.  No prior bird-watching experience is required, and binoculars are recommended but not necessary! 

Wednesday Feb 22nd, 3:30pm - 5pm Central Time

Introduction to Beekeeping

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

Learn all the basics needed to start keeping bees. This includes what to expect, how to put together equipment, how to get bees in your hive, finding the queen, feeding, what to look for after the bees are installed, and seasonal chores.

Saturday Feb 18th, 9am - 2pm Central Time

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Staghorn Fern Workshop

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

Staghorn fern mounts are easy to care for and make beautiful and creative additions to your home, especially for the holidays! Mount your own staghorn fern, mimicking reindeer antlers, onto a rustic wooden board with moss and soil. Leave class with a completed mount and knowledge of basic care to keep them happy for years to come.  Please bring...

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

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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

Graphics

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

Learn the basic principles of landscape design illustration. This class introduces graphic design communication, focusing mainly on plans and elevation drawings.  Discover how to express ideas using effective and enriched presentation techniques in a relaxed studio setting. Industry symbols, standards, and techniques will be explored, along...

Thursday Jan 12th, 6pm - 8:30pm Central Time

  (12 sessions)
$619

12 sessions

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, winter walk typically covering less than a mile and ending with a forest-based...

Sunday Jan 22nd, 1pm - 2:30pm Central Time

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Principles of Garden Design

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

Apply knowledge and skills developed in previous design courses to understand spatial properties of landscape materials and their application to design principles. Discover the components of three-dimensional spaces and how they can refine your concept design plans and construction-level drawings.  A supply list will be sent with your confirmation....

Wednesday Apr 12th, 6:30pm - 9pm Central Time

  (10 sessions)
$619

10 sessions

Ephemeral Spring Wildflowers

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

Native woodland wildflowers are the first harbingers of spring. Learn specific identification characteristics, their fascinating natural history, and how they have evolved to rapidly grow, flower, and fruit.  A walk in the woods will follow the talk.

Saturday Apr 22nd, 1pm - 3pm Central Time

Winter Woody Plant Identification

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

We generally use leaves and foliage to identify plants. But what about deciduous trees and shrubs that only have leaves for six months out of the year? During the dormant season, we can still correctly identify plants by using the buds, bark, and habit. Take this class to learn how to identify common trees and shrubs in the dormant season. A...

Saturday Mar 11th, 1pm - 4pm Central Time

Gentle Yoga

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

Experience gentle yoga for well-being, a relaxing and inclusive program designed for all levels of fitness. Enjoy a combination of gentle breathing, stretching, meditation, and relaxation with attention placed on the seated and reclining postures. Come and enjoy a sense of peace and balance. All are welcome at Chicago Botanic Garden yoga classes....

Wednesday Jan 11th, 9am - 10am Central Time

  (10 sessions)
$225

10 sessions

Winter Bird Walk

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

Explore the Garden in its winter glory. Discover our winter bird residents and the early migrants of spring. Each walk is approximately one to two hours long. Dress for the weather, and bring binoculars and a field guide, if you have one.

Saturday Feb 25th, 8am - 9:30am Central Time

Spring Bird Walk

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

Explore the best spots at the Chicago Botanic Garden for locating late-winter bird residents and the early migrants of spring. Each walk is approximately one to two hours long.  Dress for the weather, and bring binoculars and a field guide, if you have one.

Thursday Mar 9th, 8am - 9:30am Central Time

Yoga with the Orchids

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

Experience a relaxing evening of yoga within the magical presence of the orchid. Practice yoga for well-being, a relaxing and inclusive program designed for all levels of fitness.  Class will take place after the Orchid Show has closed for the day in the beautiful Nichols Hall, a part of the Orchid Show experience.  Bring your yoga mat. ...

Tuesday Feb 28th, 6pm - 7pm Central Time

Outdoor Walking Workout Mini Session

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

Exercising in green space stimulates your mind and body, providing benefits a gym could never surpass. Build endurance, work on postural alignment, gain core strength, increase cardiovascular capacity, and improve balance. Suitable for all fitness levels. Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes. Dress for the weather. This class may be taken multiple...

Saturday Apr 15th, 8am - 9am Central Time

  (3 sessions)
$60

3 sessions

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