Discover Classes. Earn Rewards.

Chicago Botanic Garden
Upcoming Classes in Chicago

(4.3-star rating across 120 reviews)

The Chicago Botanic Garden is a world-renowned living museum and conservation science center that offers multiple unique nature courses spread throughout 26 gardens and four natural areas on 385 acres.

View School's Profile

Chicago Botanic Garden

83 classes have spots left

Hands-on Cooking: Indian Breads

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

Learn the art of making traditional Indian bread like aloo, gobi, paneer, palak, and lachha paratha in this hands-on cooking class. Discover the secrets of dough preparation and cooking techniques, and leave with your own dough to finish cooking at home.

Saturday, Mar 9th, 10am–12:30pm Central Time

Hands-on Baking: Baking Tools 101

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

Discover the essential tools of the trade in the world of baking at the beautiful Chicago Botanic Garden. Learn how to use a variety of small appliances and tools while creating delectable treats like banana bread and lemon pound cake. Join us for a hands-on experience that will take your baking skills to the next level.

Monday, Mar 18th, 6–8:30pm Central Time

Hands-On Cooking: Frutti di Mare

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

Learn the art of creating a classic Italian seafood pasta dish in this hands-on course. Discover techniques for making fresh tagliatelle pasta and master a tomato, anisette, and saffron sauce to top it off. Indulge in the fruits of the sea with this delectable culinary experience.

Wednesday, Mar 20th, 6–8:30pm Central Time

Discover Classes. Earn Rewards.

CourseHorse Gift Card

Thousands of classes & experiences. No expiration. Gift an experience this holiday season and make it a memorable one.

Buy a Gift Card

Hands-On Cooking: Italian Dinner

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

Learn to make traditional Italian dishes with a twist in this interactive cooking class. Master the art of crafting arancini filled with flavorful gorgonzola cheese, pecans, and pancetta, and impress your guests with a beef carpaccio salad topped with a delectable Sicilian pistachio cream sauce.

Wednesday, Apr 3rd, 5:30–8pm Central Time

Hands-on Baking: Spring Baking

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

Learn to create delicious seasonal desserts like flower-pressed butter cookies, carrot cake quick bread, and blueberry crumb bars at the Chicago Botanic Garden's baking class. Impress your friends with these simple but impressive treats that can be adapted to any fruit you have on hand. Take home a sampling of your baked creations and spring into the season with yummy goodies!

Thursday, Apr 18th, 1:30–3:30pm Central Time

Demo Cooking: Salads in a Jar

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

Learn the art of creating delicious and convenient salads in a jar with the Demo Cooking course at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Discover knife skills, dressing basics, and different techniques for preparing chicken. Featured recipes include quinoa tabbouleh, Greek salad, and lemon-oregano-thyme chicken.

Tuesday, Mar 5th, 5–7pm Central Time

Hands-on Cooking: Easter Brunch

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

Learn the secrets to creating a delicious Easter brunch at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Join our hands-on cooking class to master the art of preparing a mouthwatering orange, bourbon, and brown sugar ham, along with scalloped potatoes with leek and fluffy eggs with a sherry mushroom sauce.

Sunday, Mar 17th, 11am–1:30pm Central Time

Demonstration Cooking: Mushrooms

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

Unleash the delectable potential of mushrooms in this hands-on cooking class at Chicago Botanic Garden. Learn expert preparation tips and cooking techniques as you create savory dishes such as mushroom yogurt lettuce cups, portobello cheese "steaks," mixed mushroom lasagna, and French onion and mushroom broth soup.

Tuesday, Apr 2nd, 11am–1pm Central Time

Hands-on Cooking: Spring Picnic

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

Get ready for picnic season with a hands-on cooking class at Chicago Botanic Garden. Learn to make Thai-inspired fried chicken, a crunchy slaw, and macadamia nut ice cream sandwiches. Mother Nature's plans won't ruin your picnic with the option to move indoors.

Wednesday, Apr 24th, 1–3:30pm Central Time

Demonstration Cooking: Springtime in Paris

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

Experience the taste of Paris in the spring with this elegant dinner party menu inspired by fresh ingredients. Indulge in a roasted rack of lamb with garlic-herb crust, paired with asparagus and sauce gribiche, and herbed new potatoes. Let the French mastery of seasonal eating transport you to a culinary paradise.

Sunday, Apr 21st, 10am–12pm Central Time

Hands-on Cooking: Spring Herbs

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

Discover the vibrant world of spring herbs with our practical cooking class. Immerse yourself in the delicate flavors of the season as you create a delectable meal featuring green goddess dressing, savory hand pies, and marinated feta. Plus, take home your container garden filled with fresh and tasty herbs.

Sunday, Apr 28th, 1–3:30pm Central Time

Hands-on Cooking: Indian Grill

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

Unleash the flavors of India in your gluten-free cooking as you explore the versatile and nutritious chickpeas. From a refreshing chickpea avocado salad to a hearty chickpea masala curry, this course will teach you how to create delicious and healthy gluten-free dishes inspired by Indian cuisine.

Saturday, Apr 13th, 10am–12:30pm Central Time

Demo Cooking: Gluten Free Indian

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

Discover the possibilities of cooking gluten-free with chickpeas—high in both fiber and protein.  You will learn how to incorporate the vibrant flavors of India in a variety of different gluten-free dishes including chickpea avocado salad and chickpea masala curry served with basmati rice. 

Thursday, Apr 11th, 5–7:30pm Central Time

Demo Cooking: Instant Pot Comfort Food

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

Unlock the mouthwatering potential of the Instant Pot with our expertly crafted recipes. Discover the art of creating dairy-free mashed potatoes, succulent veal marengo, and indulgent sweet rice pudding in record time. Elevate your comfort food game with this versatile kitchen essential.

Sunday, Mar 3rd, 11am–1pm Central Time

Demonstration Cooking: Passover

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

Explore the diverse flavors of Passover as you delve into the culinary traditions of the Jewish diaspora. Discover how to create Persian gondi soup, North African-inspired chicken, and a decadent flourless chocolate cake from Mexico City. Expand your culinary repertoire and elevate your Passover menu with this immersive cooking experience.

Sunday, Mar 10th, 12–2pm Central Time

Hands-on Cooking: Gourmet Lunch Box

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

Learn how to create an upscale lunchbox with delicious recipes like New Orleans-style muffuletta sandwiches and "play with your food" Cobb salad. Elevate your midday meal with this hands-on cooking course.

Sunday, Mar 24th, 11am–1:30pm Central Time

Hands-on Cooking: House Guest Favorites

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

Learn how to impress your house guests with delicious comfort food favorites and make their stay unforgettable. From mouthwatering frittatas and pear streusel coffee cake to award-winning chili and cornbread, this course will teach you the secrets to creating showstoppers that will leave your guests begging for more.

Saturday, Mar 23rd, 1–3pm Central Time

Hands-On Cooking: Party Appetizers

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

Learn the art of preparing fancy appetizers that will impress your guests at this hands-on cooking class in Chicago. Discover the secrets behind a mid-century-inspired rumaki and indulgent figs and nectarines with goat cheese and prosciutto. Elevate your party game and become a master in the kitchen.

Tuesday, Mar 26th, 5–7:30pm Central Time

Hands-on Cooking: French Onion Soup

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

Learn the secrets behind creating a rich and comforting French onion soup, along with a classic Caesar salad, in this hands-on culinary experience. Discover the techniques for caramelizing onions and adding depth of flavor to your soups. Join us for a delightful journey into the world of French cuisine.

Tuesday, Apr 9th, 5–7:30pm Central Time

Hands-on Cooking: April Showers

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

At Hands-on Cooking: April Showers class at Chicago Botanic Garden, you'll learn how to create delicious dishes like a leek and smoked salmon tart, frisée, and watercress salad with edible flowers, and a Sicilian pistachio and chocolate ricotta cake. Don't miss out on this chance to elevate your cooking skills and make your celebration truly memorable.

Saturday, Apr 20th, 10am–12:30pm Central Time

Reset all filters.

No results found

Try removing some filters.

CourseHorse Gift Cards

  • Creative & unique gift for any occasion
  • Choose from thousands of classes & experiences
  • No expiration date
  • Instant e-delivery (or choose a date)
  • Add a personalized message
Buy a Gift Card
gift card with the CourseHorse logo gift card with the CourseHorse logo
Loading...