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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.

Autumn Containers at the Garden

  • Start Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 10:00am
  • Start Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 6:30pm
  • Start Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 10:00am
  • Start Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 6:30pm

Preparing Your Lawn for Fall

  • Start Date: Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 10:00am

Organic Lawn Care

  • Start Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 9:00am

Shrub Selection Basics

  • Start Date: Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 9:30am

Backstage Pass: Secrets of the Garden Wall

  • Start Date: Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 1:30pm

Bonsai: Advanced Techniques

  • Start Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 6:00pm

The Sustainable Garden

  • Start Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 1:00pm

Bulbs for Beginners

  • Start Date: Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 9:00am

The Great Divide

  • Start Date: Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 1:00pm

Pine Workshop

  • Start Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 6:00pm

Revitalize Your Landscape, Post-Emerald Ash Borer

  • Start Date: Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 10:00am

Raising Backyard Chickens

  • Start Date: Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 10:00am

Poultry Palooza!

  • Start Date: Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 10:00am

Snow Birds: Winter Care for Chickens

  • Start Date: Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 1:30pm

Plant Propagation Made Easy

  • Start Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 9:30am

Holiday Lighting Techniques

  • Start Date: Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 6:30pm

Preparing Roses for Winter

  • Start Date: Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 9:00am

Urban Composting

  • Start Date: Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 9:30am

Growing Salads Indoors

  • Start Date: Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 12:30pm

Juniper Workshop

  • Start Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 6:00pm

Hands-On Gardening-End of Season Pruning

  • Start Date: Saturday, November 21, 2015 - 1:00pm

Winter Containers at the Garden

  • Start Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 10:00am
  • Start Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 6:30pm
  • Start Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 10:00am
  • Start Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 6:30pm

Basic Pruning for Homeowners

  • Start Date: Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 1:00pm