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Principles of Planting Design

Chicago Botanic Garden @ 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, IL

Learn how to create stunning outdoor spaces by combining different planting layers. Discover plant combinations, layers, and patterns through active discussions and case studies. Prerequisites include Graphics and Principles of Garden Design.

Thursday, Mar 14th, 6:30–9pm Central Time

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Principles of Garden Design

Chicago Botanic Garden @ 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, IL

Learn how to apply your design skills to create stunning garden spaces. Discover the spatial properties of landscape materials and how they can enhance your concept plans and construction-level drawings. Take your design knowledge to the next level with this professional course.

Wednesday, Apr 17th, 6:30–9pm Central Time

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Soil Basics

Chicago Botanic Garden @ 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, IL

Enhance your gardening skills by understanding the vital role of soil. Discover the secrets to maintaining healthy soil and learn how water cycles affect plants. Get your garden soil professionally analyzed for optimal growth.

Thursday, Apr 11th, 6:30–9pm Central Time

 (7 sessions)


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Spring Containers at the Garden

Chicago Botanic Garden @ 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, IL

Get inspired by the Chicago Botanic Garden's stunning spring containers and learn how to create your own for a full-sun or partial-shade location. Discover the best plants that can withstand varying spring temperatures, including pansies and forced bulbs. Don't forget to dress appropriately and bring gloves if needed!

Tuesday, Apr 16th, 10–11:30am Central Time

Enchanting Spring Dish Garden

Chicago Botanic Garden @ 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, IL

Discover the perfect way to bring the beauty of spring to your tabletop with a captivating combination of blooming bulbs, lush ferns, and vibrant moss. Create your own enchanting miniature woodland landscapes that will evolve and blossom as the season changes, offering a delightful glimpse of spring indoors or outdoors. All materials are provided for a seamless and immersive experience.

Tuesday, Mar 19th, 6–8pm Central Time

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  • Level Beginner
  • Age 18 and older
  • Price $75
  • Location 3555 Ogden Ave, Chicago, IL

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  • $75
  • Farm on Ogden @ 3555 Ogden Ave, Chicago, IL 60623
  • Venue: Farm on Ogden
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Class Description


What you'll learn in this gardening class:

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.

Refund Policy

Refund requests must be submitted to [email protected] 2 business days prior to the program’s start date and time. The registration fee will be refunded less a 15% processing charge. A refund is issued in the form of a credit on file (to be used for future programs).

Refund requests submitted less than 48 hours prior to a program start date are non-transferable and are not eligible for a refund.

Fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable on and after the program’s start date. We cannot refund fees requested on or after the start date of a program or for sessions missed due to student illness or other personal situations.

Registration fees for courses grouped and priced as a series will be considered one program and subject to all of the above guidelines. A refund request must be received prior to the start date of the series' first class session and will subsequently cancel your registration in every session of the series.

In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

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Chicago Botanic Garden

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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