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Pruning for Professionals

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

This course is designed as a comprehensive review of basic pruning practices for landscape professionals. The afternoon session consists of demonstrations in the field that illustrate the techniques discussed during the morning session. There will also be a review of pruning tools and equipment care.  Please dress for the weather. Lunch is on...

Thursday Nov 4th, 9:30am - 3pm Central Time

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Botany 2

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

How do seeds germinate and develop into mature plants? How do plants move water up through their roots to their topmost branches?  Explore subjects such as the plant cell; anatomy and growth of roots, stems, and leaves; photosynthesis; and the symbiotic association of plant roots with beneficial fungi and bacteria.  A supply list will...

Wednesday Nov 3rd, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Central Time

  (12 sessions)
$462

12 sessions

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Front Yard Design

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

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

Learn the basics of front yard landscape design by demonstrating how proper planting design can change the way you use and view your property. Your design should respond to your home’s architecture and be aesthetically pleasing. Topics include proper plant types and spacing, focusing and screening views, and creating curb appeal. This class will...

Tuesday Oct 26th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Central Time

Winter Containers at the Garden

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

Explore the winter containers at the Garden and learn ways to extend your own containers into the winter season. Then prepare a container with fresh-cut evergreen boughs and berried or brightly colored branches. Please bring gloves and pruners.

Tuesday Nov 30th, 10am - 12pm Central Time

Natural History of Maples

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

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

Discover the world of maples. From the sweetness of sugar to the sturdiness of furniture to the myriad species of moths that dwell in their branches, explore where these trees are typically found and how they have been used over the centuries.  Hear folklore and stories and learn about faunal partnerships. We’ll also look at species and cultivars...

Saturday Nov 6th, 9am - 12pm Central Time

Backyard Design

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

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

Learn to create an enjoyable backyard space that is functional and fun. Explore the design and development of dining and entertaining areas (such as decks and patios), children’s play spaces, and outdoor storage and utility areas. Learn how to screen and focus views to create a sense of enclosure for private areas with comfort and security. This...

Tuesday Nov 2nd, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Central Time

European Bouquet (In-person Workshop)

at Mila School of Floral Design - West Town 2247 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622

If you would like to try yourself in floral design, take our European Bouquet class which is a part of the complete training in floral design session of courses. You will get acquainted with our school, teaching methods and also get familiar with commercial kinds of flowers and greens at the wholesale floral market and learn how to prolong life and...

Saturday Dec 4th, 9am - 1pm Central Time

Snowman Family

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

Make a family of snowmen bundled up for a cold winters’ day. This 4- x 6-inch figurine is complete with four little snowmen wearing adorable winter accessories. Learn needle felting techniques and how to sculpt wool into fun and imaginative shapes.

Tuesday Dec 7th, 1pm - 4pm Central Time

Staghorn Fern Workshop

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

Staghorn fern mounts are easy to care for and make beautiful and creative additions to your home, especially for the holidays! Mount your own staghorn fern, mimicking reindeer antlers, onto a rustic wooden board with moss and soil. Leave class with a completed mount and knowledge of basic care to keep them happy for years to come.  Please bring...

Thursday Dec 9th, 6pm - 8pm Central Time

Merry, Berry Wreath

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

In this workshop, you will create your own festive holiday wreath. Fresh evergreens will be used as the base and a variety of seasonal berried branches will be added for color and texture. This wreath will be great for your own home or for holiday gift giving.  Please bring gloves, pruners, and a box for your finished wreath. The fee includes...

Thursday Dec 2nd, 9am - 12pm Central Time

Winter Tree and Shrub Identification

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

Identify some of the common trees and shrubs in the Chicago area after the leaves have fallen. You will learn the different features of twigs, buds, leaf scars, bark, and growth habit.  After the indoor presentation, we will take a walk in the McDonald Woods to solve the mystery of identifying trees and shrubs in the winter. Dress for the weather....

Saturday Dec 11th, 10am - 1pm Central Time

Complete Training in Floral Design (In-person Workshop)

at Mila School of Floral Design - West Town 2247 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622

After completing certified 48-hour Complete Training in Floral Design session of classes students have a fundamental knowledge in floral design and capable to work as professionals. During 48 hours of workshops, you will learn secrets of the unique universal techniques allowing to create all kinds of floral design – from a corsage to large-scaled...

Saturday Dec 4th, 9am - 5pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$1,470

6 sessions

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Outdoor Walking Workout

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

Exercising in “green space” stimulates your mind and body, providing benefits a gym could never surpass. Build endurance, work on postural alignment, gain core strength, increase cardiovascular capacity, and improve balance. Suitable for all fitness levels. Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes. Dress for the weather. This class may be taken...

Saturday Oct 30th, 8am - 9am Central Time

  (4 sessions)
$80

4 sessions

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Trees & Shrubs with Beautiful Fall Color

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

Want to create a landscape of autumn showstoppers? When selecting trees and shrubs for the landscape, you should consider several characteristics, including good fall color.  You will learn to incorporate seasonal interest through trees and shrubs that exude the warm, vivid colors of a fall landscape.

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$65

Gardening Techniques: Session A

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

Online and On-site Hybrid Learn tips and techniques used by professional gardeners through a combination of lecture and hands-on activities. Acquire solid gardening skills and determine best management practices. We will cover fall planting, bulbs, turf care, plant wildlife protection, garden maintenance, and winterization.  Dress for the weather....

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$374

12 sessions

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