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Spring Bird Walk

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

Join bird expert Alan Anderson to explore the best spots in the 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.

Wednesday Mar 18th, 7:30am - 9am

Hands-on Cooking: Braising Workshop

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

Breaking down a chicken and braising the parts saves money and imparts tons of flavor. You will cut up a whole chicken, take home the breasts, use the backbone and wings for stock, and braise the thighs and legs in an assortment of recipes: coq au vin, chicken vesuvio, Chinese red cooked chicken, and chicken chile verde. 

Sunday Mar 29th, 2pm - 4:30pm

Gardens of the 1920s

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

Home gardens in the 1920s celebrated and welcomed nature. Birdhouses, birdbaths, fish ponds, and rock gardens were the rage. Cottage-garden perennials, such as Canterbury bells, irises, foxglove, phlox, pyrethrum, coreopsis, hollyhocks, roses, columbine, and poppies were just some of the flowers that adorned the front and back gardens.

Tuesday Mar 31st, 10am - 12pm

Growing a Cook's Garden

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

If you have a spot in your garden, balcony, or deck that receives more than six hours of direct sunlight, you can grow fresh herbs and vegetables. We’ll cover how to grow the best essential ingredients for your kitchen: tomatoes, onions, peppers, squash, garlic, and leafy greens.  In this class, you’ll learn the basics of soil preparation,...

Tuesday Mar 31st, 1pm - 3pm

Hands-on Cooking: Pasta

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

Master the art of making fresh pasta. You will learn techniques for mixing and rolling pasta dough from scratch to use in chard- and cheese-stuffed ravioli with herb butter sauce and linguine with jumbo cheesy meatballs. Take home a batch of ravioli. Alcohol will be served in this class.

Tuesday Mar 31st, 6pm - 8:30pm

Sketchbook Skills in the Greenhouses

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

Sketchbooks are rewarding, personal, and a way to hone drawing skills. You will draw from nature, plein air-style, in the Greenhouses, using various portable media. Give yourself the freedom to sketch unique specimens without the pressure of producing a final plant portrait—instead, creating a record of your artistic journey.  A supply list...

Wednesday Apr 1st, 9am - 12pm

  (6 sessions)
$449

6 sessions

Bonsai Air Layering Workshop

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

The principle of air layering is to force a tree or branch to form new roots at a certain point by interrupting the stream of nutrients from the existing root system. Watch a demonstration and then practice the technique on your own trees.  Please bring a tree you would like to air layer to class, all other supplies will be provided. A map...

Wednesday Apr 1st, 6pm - 9pm

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 1st, 6:30pm - 9pm

  (10 sessions)
$562

10 sessions

Success with Trees and Shrubs

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

Learn about growing woody plants, both deciduous and evergreen. Whether you are a beginning or experienced home gardener, you can improve your skills to choose, plant, and place the perfect tree or shrub, as well as short- and long-term care techniques.

Saturday Apr 4th, 9:30am - 12pm

Lines, Curves, and Symbols

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

Landscape architects, landscape designers, and gardeners often use a graphic palette and symbols to produce a master landscape plan that conveys their idea. You will enhance your plan development skills and dive into more detail such as drafting, lettering, and freehand drawing when preparing a document for client presentation. A supply list will...

Monday Apr 6th, 6pm - 9pm

  (3 sessions)
$249

3 sessions

Spring Lawn Care for Homeowners

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

Here’s your chance to learn the basics of lawn care. Using the Garden’s holistic turf management program as a model, Tom Fritz explains how to cultivate a thriving lawn while lessening pesticide use. He’ll cover turf culture, mowing, aerating, watering, fertilizing and weeding, and insect and disease control. Please dress for the weather.

Saturday Apr 11th, 9am - 11am

Dwarf Conifers

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

Dwarf conifers are excellent additions to any garden, particularly for adding four-season interest. Broaden your plant knowledge and design palette with this illustrated lecture and Garden tour. Learn to identify and use dwarf conifers for big impact. 

Saturday Apr 11th, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Beyond Rosemary, Basil and Thyme

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

Explore recipes, stories, and how-to tutorials for incorporating herbs into every aspect of your daily life. Discover unusual herbs, how to grow them, ways to use them, and interesting facts about these fascinating plants. The instructor will share 45 years of experience growing, selling, and living with herbs from her book, Beyond Rosemary, Basil,...

Wednesday Apr 15th, 10am - 12pm

Root Over Rock Bonsai

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

Root over rock is a unique and naturally occurring event in nature. Tree roots attach to rock and continue to grow as the tree ages. In this workshop, we will attach a tree to a rock so the roots will take hold. A tree and a rock are provided; each student will leave the workshop having taken the first and most important step in the process.  A...

Wednesday Apr 15th, 6pm - 9pm

Soil Basics

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

Soil is an irreplaceable natural resource that affects plant selection and growth. Learn to maintain healthy soil; use compost, fertilizers, soilless and potting mixes, and other amendments. Discover how water cycles through a garden and affects soils and plants. Course fee includes a professionally analyzed test of your garden soil.  A supply...

Thursday Apr 16th, 6:30pm - 9pm

  (7 sessions)
$337

7 sessions

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