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Spring Containers at the Garden

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: Classroom 4, Learning Center
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12
Teacher: Carlos Barajas

What you'll learn in this gardening class:

Tour the Garden’s spring containers and collect ideas for your own. Then create a container with plants that can tolerate the varying spring temperatures and a full-sun to partial-shade location. Pansies, forced bulbs, and other spring treasures may be used. Dress for the weather, and bring gloves if desired.

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Refund requests must be submitted to [email protected] 2 business days prior to the program’s start date and time. The registration fee will be refunded less a 10 percent processing charge. A refund is issued in the form of a credit on file (to be used for future programs).

No refunds for cooking classes or supply-heavy horticulture and art classes will be made within 3 business days prior to the class date and time.

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.


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Classrooms 1 – 13 are located in the Learning Center on the Regenstein Learning Campus. Park in lot six and follow the walking path along the Robert R. McCormick Foundation Plaza and entry drive. (a five-minute walk from the parking lot).

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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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