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Horticulture

These courses at the Regenstein School of the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois cover a wide range of gardening classes, including hands-on gardening, container gardening classes, vegetable gardening courses, backyard chicken raising classes, pruning workshops, shade gardening classes, perennial gardening courses, composting workshops, lawn care classes, bonsai classes, beekeeping classes, edible plants classes, herb gardening classes, organic gardening classes, orchids workshops, and houseplant workshops. Daytime classes, evening classes, and weekend classes make school available for all interested Chicago-area residents.

Growing Orchids Indoors

  • Start Date: Friday, February 24, 2017 - 9:30am

Fruit Trees for the Beginner

  • Start Date: Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 9:30am

Sustainable Beekeeping

  • Start Date: Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 9:00am

Bee-keep on the Cheap

  • Start Date: Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 3:00pm

Bring Your Own Bonsai Tree Workshop

  • Start Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 6:00pm
  • Start Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 6:00pm

Bonsai Specialty Series

  • Start Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 6:00pm
  • Start Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 6:00pm

Potting Up an Orchid

  • Start Date: Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 10:00am

The Orchid and the Pot

  • Start Date: Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 10:00am

Pruning Principles

  • Start Date: Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 1:00pm

Exciting Annuals: Getting Ready for Spring

  • Start Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 6:30pm

Success with Trees and Shrubs

  • Start Date: Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 9:30am

Soil Science and Fertilizing

  • Start Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 6:00pm

The Nuts and Bolts of Eco-Friendly Gardening

  • Start Date: Friday, March 24, 2017 - 10:00am

Backstage Pass: Flowering Spring Celebrities

  • Start Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 9:00am

From the Nursery Yard to Your Yard

  • Start Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 1:00pm

Pansy Baskets

  • Start Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 10:00am

Spring Lawn Care for Homeowners

  • Start Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 9:00am

Growing a Cook's Garden

  • Start Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 1:00pm

Brambles and Berries for the Beginner

  • Start Date: Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 9:30am

Spring Containers at the Garden

  • Start Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 10:00am
  • Start Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 6:30pm

Forest Planting Workshop

  • Start Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 6:00pm

Small Space Food Gardens

  • Start Date: Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 10:00am

Mulching for Healthy Soils

  • Start Date: Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 1:00pm

Fantastic Perennials for Spring

  • Start Date: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 1:00pm

Growing Strawberries

  • Start Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 9:00am

Get Started with Perennials

  • Start Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 11:00am

Raised Bed Gardening

  • Start Date: Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 10:00am

Living Pansy Wreath Workshop

  • Start Date: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 6:30pm

Raising Backyard Chickens

  • Start Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 9:00am

Poultry Palooza!

  • Start Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 9:00am

Chicken Coop Basics

  • Start Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 1:00pm

Growing Peppers

  • Start Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 9:00am

Get Started With Annuals

  • Start Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 1:00pm

Bonsai: Beginner-Basics and Fundamentals

  • Start Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 6:00pm

Hydrangeas

  • Start Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 9:30am

Get Started With Roses

  • Start Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 1:00pm

Summer Garden Maintenance

  • Start Date: Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 1:00pm

Craft Beer: The World beyond Classic Styles

  • Start Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 7:00pm

Growing Tomatoes

  • Start Date: Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 9:00am

Creating Habitat for Birds and Butterflies

  • Start Date: Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 10:00am

Success with Warm-Season Veggies

  • Start Date: Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 1:00pm

Bonsai Basics

  • Start Date: Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 1:00pm

Summer Containers at the Garden

  • Start Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 10:00am
  • Start Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 6:30pm

Tropical Bonsai Workshop

  • Start Date: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 6:00pm

Autumn Containers at the Garden

  • Start Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 10:00am
  • Start Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 6:30pm

Winter Containers at the Garden

  • Start Date: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 10:00am
  • Start Date: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 6:30pm

Four Seasons of Beauty: The Chicago Botanic Garden Container Series

  • Start Date: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 10:00am
  • Start Date: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 6:30pm