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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 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

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

  • Start Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 10:00am

Craft Beer: The World beyond Classic Styles

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

Tropical Containers

  • Start Date: Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 10:00am

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 4, 2017 - 1:00pm

Hanging Basket Workshop

  • Start Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 6:30pm

Summer Containers at the Garden

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

Subtropical Gardening for Chicago

  • Start Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 1:00pm

Fruit Trees for the Beginner

  • Start Date: Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 9:30am

Bring Your Own Bonsai Tree Workshop

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

Bonsai Specialty Series

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

Splitting a Beehive Workshop

  • Start Date: Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 8:00am

Queen Rearing

  • Start Date: Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 12:00pm

Deck and Rooftop Gardens

  • Start Date: Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 12:00pm

Fantastic Perennials for Summer

  • Start Date: Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 1:00pm

Unusual and Underused Annuals

  • Start Date: Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 6:30pm

Hands-on Gardening: Summer Pruning

  • Start Date: Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 1:00pm

Composting

  • Start Date: Sunday, July 9, 2017 - 1:00pm

Colorful Foliage Combinations

  • Start Date: Monday, July 10, 2017 - 6:00pm

Tropicals as Ornamentals in the Midwest Landscape

  • Start Date: Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 1:00pm

Bonsai: Intermediate-The Next Step

  • Start Date: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 6:00pm

Tropical Bonsai Workshop

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

Lake and Pond Shorelines: Controlling Erosion and Enhancing Habitat

  • Start Date: Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 9:00am
  • Start Date: Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 9:00am
  • Start Date: Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 9:00am
  • Start Date: Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 9:00am

Bucktown Fiesta in Rick Bayless' Garden and Restaurant

  • Start Date: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 10:00am

Growing Squash and Pumpkins

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

Growing, Using, and Storing Herbs

  • Start Date: Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 12:00pm

Rooftop Gardening: How to Transform Your Roof into a Garden

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

Aquatics for Ponds and Containers

  • Start Date: Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 9:00am

Hands-on Gardening: Mulching and Edging

  • Start Date: Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 1:00pm

Fall Garden Care

  • Start Date: Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 1:00pm

Delightful Daisies

  • Start Date: Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 1:00pm

Preparing Your Lawn for Fall

  • Start Date: Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 10:00am

Autumn Containers at the Garden

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

Peonies Rediscovered

  • Start Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 6:00pm

Backstage Pass: Secrets of the Garden Wall

  • Start Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 1:30pm

Preparing Your Trees for Fall and Winter Storage

  • Start Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 6:00pm

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