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Rooftop Garden Design

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe

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Glencoe, Suburbs
1000 Lake Cook Road
Btwn Edens Exprsswy/Rt 41 & Green Bay Rd
Chicago, Illinois 60022
Venue: Seminar Room, Plant Science Center
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12
Teacher: Tim Lally

What you'll learn in this landscape design class:

This course will look at the special needs and concerns related to a rooftop garden. We will discuss all of the elements necessary to design a rooftop garden and apply the knowledge to a rooftop garden design project. 

Topics will include:
  • Environmental issues
  • Weight load
  • Decking/paving materials
  • Screening issues
  • Arbors
  • Planters
  • Plantings
  • Lighting
  • Irrigation
Please dress for the weather.

The School’s CEUs=15 hours
GDC elective

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Refund Policy
Refund requests must be submitted to [email protected] prior to the program’s start date. The registration fee will be refunded less a 10 percent processing charge.

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. If you choose to re-register for other sessions in the series, the special discount does not apply.


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Rooftop Garden Design
Reviewed by Jennifer S. on 10/19/2018
Excellent class! Tim was great and covered material in the 6 week course that definitely gave me knowledge to work confidently with clients in the future. Thank you!

School: Chicago Botanic Garden

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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