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Horticulture

These courses cover a wide range of gardening topics, including hands-on gardening, container gardening, vegetable gardening, backyard chicken raising, pruning, shade gardening, perennial gardening, composting, lawn care, bonsai, beekeeping, edible plants, herb gardening, organic gardening, orchids, and houseplants. Daytime classes, evening classes, and weekend classes make school available for all interested Chicago-area residents.

Soils: Where Are Your Roots?

  • Start Date: Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 9:30am

Backstage Pass: The Orchid Show

  • Start Date: Friday, February 19, 2016 - 8:30am

Chronicle of a Vegetable Garden

  • Start Date: Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 9:30am

Fruit Trees for the Beginner

  • Start Date: Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 9:30am

Bonsai Specialty Series

  • Start Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 6:00pm
  • Start Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 6:00pm

Choosing the Right Container for Your Tree

  • Start Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 6:00pm

Growing Orchids Indoors

  • Start Date: Friday, February 26, 2016 - 9:30am

Starting from Seed

  • Start Date: Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 9:30am

The Story of Vanilla

  • Start Date: Friday, March 4, 2016 - 1:00pm

Growing Salads Indoors

  • Start Date: Saturday, March 5, 2016 - 9:30am

Small Space Food Gardens

  • Start Date: Saturday, March 5, 2016 - 1:00pm

Orchids for Beginners

  • Start Date: Sunday, March 6, 2016 - 9:00am

The Orchid and the Pot

  • Start Date: Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 10:00am

Poultry Palooza!

  • Start Date: Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 12:00pm
  • Start Date: Saturday, June 4, 2016 - 11:00am

Raising Backyard Chickens

  • Start Date: Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 12:00pm
  • Start Date: Saturday, June 4, 2016 - 11:00am

Chicken Coop Basics

  • Start Date: Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 3:00pm
  • Start Date: Saturday, June 4, 2016 - 2:00pm

Pruning Principles

  • Start Date: Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 1:00pm

Exciting Annuals: Getting Ready for Spring

  • Start Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 6:30pm

Pansy Baskets

  • Start Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 6:30pm

Keeping Your Chickens Healthy

  • Start Date: Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 1:00pm

Soil Science and Fertilizing

  • Start Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 6:00pm

Backstage Pass: Flowering Spring Celebrities

  • Start Date: Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 9:00am

Spring Lawn Care for Homeowners

  • Start Date: Saturday, April 2, 2016 - 9:00am

Growing a Cook's Garden

  • Start Date: Saturday, April 2, 2016 - 1:00pm

Intermediate Bonsai

  • Start Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 6:00pm

Living Pansy Wreath Workshop

  • Start Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 9:30am

Organic Vegetable Gardening Series

  • Start Date: Saturday, April 9, 2016 - 9:00am

The Organic Vegetable Garden in Spring

  • Start Date: Saturday, April 9, 2016 - 9:00am

Brambles and Berries for the Beginner

  • Start Date: Saturday, April 9, 2016 - 9:30am

Spring Containers at the Garden

  • Start Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 10:00am
  • Start Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 6:30pm

Four Seasons of Beauty: The Chicago Botanic Garden Container Series

  • Start Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 10:00am
  • Start Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 6:30pm

Raised Bed Gardening

  • Start Date: Sunday, April 24, 2016 - 11:00am

Growing Succulents Indoors

  • Start Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 6:00pm

Vegetable Gardening Basics

  • Start Date: Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 9:00am

Growing Strawberries

  • Start Date: Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 9:00am

Viburnums

  • Start Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 6:30pm

The Organic Vegetable Garden in Summer

  • Start Date: Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 9:00am

Success with Trees and Shrubs

  • Start Date: Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 9:30am

Summer Garden Maintenance

  • Start Date: Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 10:00am

Design Your Own Garden

  • Start Date: Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 1:00pm

Get Started With Roses

  • Start Date: Monday, May 16, 2016 - 6:30pm

Made-for-the-Shade Container Workshop, Evening Session

  • Start Date: Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 6:30pm

Hydrangeas

  • Start Date: Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 9:30am

Creating Habitat for Birds and Butterflies

  • Start Date: Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 1:00pm

Forest Planting Workshop

  • Start Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 6:00pm

Gorgeous Container Gardens

  • Start Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 6:30pm

Summer Chicken Care

  • Start Date: Saturday, June 11, 2016 - 1:00pm

Water-Wise Gardening

  • Start Date: Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 1:00pm

Summer Containers at the Garden

  • Start Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 10:00am
  • Start Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 6:30pm

Bring Your Own Bonsai Tree Workshop

  • Start Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 6:00pm

The Organic Vegetable Garden in Autumn

  • Start Date: Saturday, August 6, 2016 - 9:00am

Autumn Containers at the Garden

  • Start Date: Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 10:00am
  • Start Date: Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 6:30pm

Winter Containers at the Garden

  • Start Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 10:00am
  • Start Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 6:30pm