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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.

Growing Strawberries

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

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 Optional Supply Fee

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

Bonsai Specialty Series

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

Forest Planting Workshop

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

Gorgeous Container Gardens

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

Gardening in Raised Beds

  • Start Date: Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 6:00pm

Raising Backyard Chickens

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

Poultry Palooza!

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

Chicken Coop Basics

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

Shrub Selection Basics

  • Start Date: Saturday, June 11, 2016 - 9:30am

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

Shade Gardening Basics

  • Start Date: Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 9:30am

Fruit Trees for the Beginner

  • Start Date: Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 1:00pm

English Walled Garden Walk & Talk

  • Start Date: Monday, June 20, 2016 - 9:00am
  • Start Date: Monday, June 20, 2016 - 6:00pm

Culinary Herb Container Garden

  • Start Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 10:30am

Bring Your Own Bonsai Tree Workshop

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

Plant Diversity in the Desert

  • Start Date: Friday, June 24, 2016 - 9:00am

Growing, Using, and Storing Herbs

  • Start Date: Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 1:00pm

Backstage Pass: The Garden Greenhouses

  • Start Date: Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 3:00pm

Hands-on Gardening: Summer Pruning

  • Start Date: Saturday, July 9, 2016 - 1:00pm

Bonsai: Beginner-Basics and Fundamentals

  • Start Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 6:00pm

Organic Lawn Care

  • Start Date: Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 11:00am

Mulching for Healthy Soils

  • Start Date: Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 11:00am

Gardening with Fewer Pesticides

  • Start Date: Sunday, July 17, 2016 - 1:00pm

Bonsai Display 101

  • Start Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 6:00pm

Bucktown Fiesta in Rick Bayless' Garden and Restaurant

  • Start Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 9:30am

Pollinators with Peter Berthelsen

  • Start Date: Friday, July 29, 2016 - 10:00am

The Value of Pollinators

  • Start Date: Friday, July 29, 2016 - 10:00am

How to Establish and Manage the Best Pollinator Habitat

  • Start Date: Friday, July 29, 2016 - 1:00pm

The Organic Vegetable Garden in Autumn

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

The Sustainable Garden

  • Start Date: Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 11:00am

The Thorny Side of Roses: Pests and Diseases

  • Start Date: Monday, August 15, 2016 - 6:30pm

Wild World of Weeds

  • Start Date: Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 9:00am

Hands-on Gardening: Mulching and Edging

  • Start Date: Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 1:00pm

Fall Garden Care

  • Start Date: Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 1:00pm

Tropical Bonsai Workshop

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

Composting

  • Start Date: Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 1:00pm

Autumn Containers at the Garden

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

Preparing Your Lawn for Fall

  • Start Date: Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 10:00am

Peonies Rediscovered

  • Start Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 6:00pm

Introduction to Making Hard Apple Cider

  • Start Date: Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 9:00am

Backstage Pass: Secrets of the Garden Wall

  • Start Date: Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 1:30pm

English Trough Workshop

  • Start Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 6:00pm

Dish Garden Workshop

  • Start Date: Friday, September 30, 2016 - 1:00pm

Winter Containers at the Garden

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