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Chicago Botanic Garden
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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.

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Chicago Botanic Garden

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Hands-on Cooking: Deep-Dish Pizza

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

Handmade, Chicago-style pizza is totally doable at home! You will discover how to prepare all of the elements: a garden-fresh sauce, “100-turn” dough, and homemade sausage, plus techniques to bake in a home oven and still get a lacquered bottom, pillowy crust, and bubbling cheese.

(126) All levels 18 and older

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!

(126) All levels 18 and older

Hands-on Baking: Vanilla

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

Vanilla bean pods can seem expensive, but a little goes a long way. Discover how to get the most out of each pod by using one pod three different ways to make vanilla pound cake, crème brûlée, and vanilla biscotti. You will learn techniques to cream butter with sugar and to temper eggs. Everyone will take home a sampling of the treats made in class.

(126) All levels 18 and older
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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.

(126) All levels 18 and older

Hands-On Cooking: Soufflés

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

Delight your guests with culinary expertise as you master the art of crafting both savory and sweet soufflés. Learn the intricate techniques of egg separation, beating, and folding to create a classic cheese soufflé and a luxurious orange and Grand Marnier variation. Elevate your cooking skills in this hands-on experience.

(126) All levels 18 and older

Mosaic Workshop

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

Discover the ancient art of pique assiette at a renowned botanical institution. Unleash your creativity as you transform broken china and heirlooms into stunning mosaic masterpieces. Start collecting now for a unique and sustainable art experience.

(126) All levels 18 and older
$312

8 sessions

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Hands-on Cooking: Taco Party

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

Elevate your taco game with our Hands-on Cooking class, where you'll craft tantalizing twists perfect for any gathering. From savory parmesan shell guacamole and Caesar salad tacos to tantalizing tacos pastor con mole featuring slow-roasted pork and nutty, chili-infused sauce, unlock the secrets to unforgettable flavor combinations. Join us and become the ultimate taco maestro for your next party.

(126) All levels 18 and older

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.

(126) All levels 18 and older
$619

8 sessions

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Fundamentals of Cooking: Salt

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

Discover the art and science of salt in culinary mastery. Unveil the secrets behind seasoning as you learn to enhance flavors and textures like never before. Dive into the world of salts and elevate your cooking expertise to new heights.

(126) All levels 18 and older

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!

(126) All levels 18 and older

Documenting Nature in Photography

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

Discover the secrets behind capturing the essence of nature through photography. Learn about composition, storytelling, and techniques to document the ever-changing seasons. Uncover the camera's perspective and develop your unique visual narrative.

(126) All levels 18 and older
$437

5 sessions

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Live Sound Meditation Experience

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

Recharge your mind and body in a serene outdoor setting with the soothing vibrations of singing bowls and melodic vocals. Unwind and let go of stress as you immerse yourself in a blissful state of deep relaxation and rejuvenation. No experience is required – just bring your yoga mat and get ready to experience tranquility like never before.

(126) All levels 18 and older

Nature & Landscape Portfolio A

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

Learn the design techniques used by top nature and landscape photographers in this intermediate-level course. Practice with weekly exercises and create your own professional portfolio that's exhibition-worthy. Mandatory use of digital SLR or mirrorless cameras.

(126) Intermediate 18 and older
$499

6 sessions

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Hands-on Cooking: French Tarts

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

Classic French tarts can be sweet or savory. In this hands-on cooking class, you will learn how to prepare tender crusts that can be filled in a variety of ways. Featured recipes include leek and smoked salmon tart for a main course and a dark chocolate and pear tart for dessert.

(126) Beginner 18 and older

Creative Plant Photography

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

Unleash your creativity and capture the beauty of plants like never before in this hands-on photography course. Explore innovative techniques and discover new perspectives to create stunning and evocative images. Develop your skills with a camera and imagination, and learn how to enhance your photos with creative post-processing.

(126) All levels 18 and older
$437

6 sessions

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Demonstration Cooking: Beets

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

Unearth the culinary potential of beets in this immersive cooking demonstration! From vibrant beetroot to nutrient-rich greens, master techniques like roasting, blanching, and spiralizing to create delectable dishes including lavender-rosemary roasted beets with ricotta and beet falafel. Join us and elevate your beet game to new heights!

(126) All levels 18 and older

Botany 1

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

Unlock the secrets of plant life and discover the fascinating world of botany in this engaging course. Explore the different classifications of plants, their life cycles, and the vital role they play in our lives. Join us for an eye-opening journey through the diverse and intriguing world of plants.

(126) Beginner 18 and older
$462

10 sessions

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Chair Yoga for All Levels

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

Discover the perfect balance of relaxation and rejuvenation with Chair Yoga at the tranquil Chicago Botanic Garden. Let stress melt away as you learn breathing techniques and gentle stretches, all while surrounded by the natural beauty of the garden.

(126) All levels 18 and older

Spotlight Garden Tours

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

Discover the secrets of the lush and vibrant gardens of Chicago as experienced horticulturists bring you on an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour. Immerse yourself in the beauty of plant varieties, design elements, and fascinating stories that have been cultivated over the years. Expand your gardening knowledge and be inspired by the expertise of these dedicated professionals.

(126) All levels 18 and older

Photography: Japanese Islands in Spring

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

Capture the beauty of the Malott Japanese Garden in spring with this photography course. Learn tips and techniques in the classroom before practicing in this highly picturesque setting. Limited to DSLR or mirrorless cameras.

(126) All levels 18 and older
$374

4 sessions

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