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.

The Basics of Watering

  • Start Date: Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 1:00pm

Bucktown Fiesta in Rick Bayless' Garden and Restaurant

  • Start Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 9:30am

Wild World of Weeds

  • Start Date: Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 9:00am

Hands-on Gardening: Mulching and Edging

  • Start Date: Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 8:00am

Native Plant Primer

  • Start Date: Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 9:00am

Bonsai: Novice-Development Techniques

  • Start Date: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 6:30pm

Bonsai: Intermediate-Refinement Techniques

  • Start Date: Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 9:00am

Aquatics for Ponds and Containers

  • Start Date: Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 9:00am

Bonsai: Advanced-Presentation-Quality Efforts

  • Start Date: Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 9:00am

Bonsai: Beginner-Basics and Fundamentals

  • Start Date: Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 1:00pm

Fall Garden Care

  • Start Date: Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 1:00pm

The Vegetable Garden in Autumn

  • Start Date: Saturday, September 6, 2014 - 9:30am

Preparing Your Lawn for Fall

  • Start Date: Saturday, September 6, 2014 - 10:00am

Autumn Containers at the Garden

  • Start Date: Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 10:00am
  • Start Date: Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 6:30pm
  • Start Date: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 10:00am
  • Start Date: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 6:30pm

Tea 101: Getting to Know Tea

  • Start Date: Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 1:00pm

Coffee 101: Coffee Basics & Sustainable Production

  • Start Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 1:00pm

Winter Containers at the Garden

  • Start Date: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 10:00am
  • Start Date: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 6:30pm
  • Start Date: Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 10:00am
  • Start Date: Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 6:30pm