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Introduction to Beekeeping

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

Learn all the basics needed to start keeping bees. This includes what to expect, how to put together equipment, how to get bees in your hive, finding the queen, feeding, what to look for after the bees are installed, and seasonal chores.

Saturday Oct 8th, 9am - 2pm Central Time

From Garden to Vase: Autumn Flowers

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

Walk the Garden and learn about plants that work well in cut arrangements. Then, inspired by our walk, create a beautiful flower display to take home and enjoy. Learn and practice basic floral design techniques. Bring garden shears or scissors, apron, and garden gloves if desired. Dress for the weather.

Tuesday Sep 27th, 6pm - 8pm Central Time

Photographing Trees in Autumn Color

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

Autumn is a wonderful time to be at the Garden, and this class will help you use your camera to best advantage in this highly colorful season. Instruction will be provided on how best to photograph both deciduous and evergreen trees. The emphasis will be on texture and pattern for evergreens and the changing color of deciduous trees in both groups...

Friday Sep 30th, 9am - 12pm Central Time

  (4 sessions)
$374

4 sessions

Nature and Rhythm Fitness

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

Kick up your heels with SALSArobics®. Get fit moving through the Garden and learning footwork to traditional sounds from Latin America. Practice indoors and outdoors with varying activities designed to strengthen and condition your whole body at your own pace. Suitable for all fitness levels. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Dress for the weather....

Friday Sep 30th, 4pm - 5pm Central Time

  (5 sessions)
$99

5 sessions

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 1st, 8am - 9am Central Time

  (5 sessions)
$99

5 sessions

Nature & Landscape Portfolio A

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

Explore the design techniques of today’s best nature and landscape photographers. Practice techniques with weekly exercises based on class lessons. Use these design techniques to create your own professional portfolio worthy of exhibition.  This course is designed for intermediate photographers. Digital SLR or mirrorless cameras are mandatory....

Saturday Oct 1st, 1pm - 4pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$499

6 sessions

iPhone Photography

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

There are hundreds of photography apps available for iPhones, and many have similar features. Explore some of the better-known apps and get instructions on using them for nature photography. We will go over the basics of iPhone photography along with fieldwork.  Examine the photos taken during class and learn how to enhance, manipulate, or alter...

Saturday Oct 22nd, 1pm - 3pm Central Time

  (3 sessions)
$162

3 sessions

Beginner Bird Walk

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

Join us on an evening bird walk through the display gardens as we search for songbirds, waterfowl, and raptors.  No prior bird-watching experience is required, and binoculars are recommended but not necessary! 

Wednesday Oct 5th, 5:30pm - 7pm Central Time

Arranging Store-Bought Bouquets

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

Recombining store-bought bouquets allows you to make excellent floral arrangements. You will learn how to include foliage, fruit, and dried materials as well as how to prepare flowers before arranging. Purchase a few mixed bouquets, several individual flowers, and/or foliage bouquets from the grocery store before class and follow along step-by-step. ...

Wednesday Oct 5th, 6pm - 8pm Central Time

Looking at Gardens: Photography Workshop

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

Lee Anne White will lead this two-day photography workshop on looking at gardens with an eye toward capturing a sense of place and telling the story of the garden. We’ll begin the workshop by exploring gardens together—learning how to look at them from different perspectives and discover their intent and uniqueness. We’ll also discuss ways...

Thursday Oct 6th, 8am - 4pm Central Time

  (2 sessions)
$749

2 sessions

Workflow for Beginning Photographers

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

Capturing a digital photograph is just one step in a multi-step process called the digital workflow, which is essential to managing and retrieving your photos. Learn methods of importing, storing, organizing, editing, and final polishing of images. Image sizing, card formatting, understanding the differences between web and print file types, and...

Thursday Oct 6th, 6pm - 8pm Central Time

  (4 sessions)
$249

4 sessions

Oaks: A Natural History

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

Oaks once dominated midwestern forests and our imaginations. From historical times to today, discover the many ways humans, birds, animals, and insects have used and treasured these big beauties.  We will examine where these trees are typically found in nature, their myriad uses over the centuries, folklore and stories, plus faunal partnerships....

Friday Oct 7th, 9am - 12pm Central Time

Restorative Yoga Nidra

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

Breathe deeply while moving and stretching to release tension and balance the body. Then settle into a restorative posture and practice yoga sleep, also known as yoga nidra, a deeply restful meditation where you are verbally lead through deeper stages of consciousness that systematically integrate body, energy, and mind.

Friday Oct 7th, 1pm - 2pm Central Time

Bulbs for Beginners

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

Flowering bulbs provide vivid color after the doldrums of winter. Learn to select and grow bulbs to enhance your garden. Discuss season-extending bulb design and how to interplant with perennials and shrubs for a spectacular display. Note: This class will be taught online via Zoom.  All registrations must be submitted online two days before...

Saturday Oct 8th, 9am - 11am Central Time

Demo Cooking: Indian Brunch

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

A hearty vegetarian brunch is easy to make for your friends and family. You will learn techniques to prepare the dough for fried poori—a fresh bread made of whole wheat flour—and how to make potato curry.  Complete the breakfast dishes with mango pickle and yogurt. 

Saturday Oct 8th, 10am - 12pm Central Time

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