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.

Choosing the Right Container for Your Tree

  • Start Date: Friday, February 27, 2015 - 9:00am

Brambles and Berries for the Beginner

  • Start Date: Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 9:30am

The Story of Vanilla

  • Start Date: Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 1:00pm

Growing Salads Indoors

  • Start Date: Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 9:30am

Success with Trees and Shrubs

  • Start Date: Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 9:30am

Small Space Food Gardens

  • Start Date: Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 1:00pm

Orchids for Beginners

  • Start Date: Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 1:00pm

The Orchid and the Pot

  • Start Date: Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 1:00pm

Soil Science and Fertilizing

  • Start Date: Friday, March 20, 2015 - 9:00am

Chronicle of a Vegetable Garden

  • Start Date: Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 9:30am

Pruning Principles

  • Start Date: Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 1:00pm

Pansy Baskets

  • Start Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 6:30pm

Spring Lawn Care for Homeowners

  • Start Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 9:00am

Raising Backyard Chickens

  • Start Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 10:00am

Poultry Palooza!

  • Start Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 10:00am

Chicken Coop Basics

  • Start Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 1:00pm

Hydrangeas

  • Start Date: Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 9:30am

Get Started with Perennials

  • Start Date: Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 12:30pm

Growing a Cook's Garden

  • Start Date: Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 1:00pm

Living Pansy Wreath Workshop

  • Start Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 9:30am

The Organic Vegetable Garden in Spring

  • Start Date: Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 9:30am

Seed Starting Primer

  • Start Date: Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 9:30am

Organic Vegetable Gardening Series

  • Start Date: Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 9:30am

Four Seasons of Beauty: The Chicago Botanic Garden Container Series

  • Start Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 10:00am
  • Start Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 6:30pm

Spring Containers at the Garden

  • Start Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 10:00am
  • Start Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 6:30pm

Refinement Workshop

  • Start Date: Friday, April 24, 2015 - 9:00am

Organic Gardening: A Fresh Approach

  • Start Date: Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 9:30am

Keeping Your Chickens Healthy

  • Start Date: Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 1:00pm

History of Tea

  • Start Date: Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 1:00pm

Gardening in Containers

  • Start Date: Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 1:00pm

Mushrooms for People and Planet: Ancient Allies for Modern Maladies

  • Start Date: Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 10:00am

Made for the Shade Hanging Basket

  • Start Date: Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 6:30pm

Get Started With Roses

  • Start Date: Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 9:00am

The Organic Vegetable Garden in Summer

  • Start Date: Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 9:30am

Summer Garden Maintenance

  • Start Date: Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 1:00pm

Tea and Health

  • Start Date: Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 1:00pm

Summer Containers at the Garden

  • Start Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 10:00am
  • Start Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 6:30pm

The Organic Vegetable Garden in Autumn

  • Start Date: Saturday, August 8, 2015 - 9:30am

Autumn Containers at the Garden

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

Winter Containers at the Garden

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