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Common Weed Identification and Control

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

Weeds are a common problem in every landscape lawn and garden. Their control depends on correct identification. In this class, we will learn to identify common weeds and the control options available.

Monday Jun 1st, 6pm - 8pm Central Time

Yoga with the Garden: Online

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

This class combines breathing, stretching, meditation and relaxation from your own home. Move through a series of yoga poses and breathing exercises designed for this live, interactive format. Please ensure we have your current email on file, as this is how we will send login instructions to you prior to class. All registrations must be submitted...

Tuesday Jun 2nd, 1pm - 2pm Central Time

  (4 sessions)
$49

4 sessions

Tao of Photography: Finding Balance

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

Explore creativity through our need to investigate balance in many different forms as it applies to art and photography. Inspiration will be sparked by a balance of on-line discussions and critiques, assigned readings, poetry, and writing exercises. Our time in-between sessions will be spent working on photo exercises and assignments and then editing...

Tuesday Jun 2nd, 6pm - 8pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$744

6 sessions

Tai Chi Sun-Style: Online

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

A more modern form of tai chi, known for flowing movements and gentle postures.  This class is recommended for students who have previously taken a Sun-Style Tai Chi class at the Garden and are beyond the beginner level.   Please ensure we have your current email on file, as this is how we will send login instructions to you prior...

Wednesday Jun 10th, 9am - 10am Central Time

  (4 sessions)
$49

4 sessions

Photographing in Natural Light

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

Photographers often find themselves in a situation where flash photography is not allowed, or where artificial light disturbs the honesty of a photo. Learn techniques that use natural light from available sources to capture realistic and untouched images. All registrations must be submitted online two days before your class starts.

Thursday Jun 11th, 9am - 11am Central Time

  (4 sessions)
$224

4 sessions

Tai Chi Yang-Style 24 (Online)

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

Tai chi from the Yang style is a beautiful, slow-moving meditation in motion. Move through the 24 forms and some qi gong from your own home during this online class for all levels.  Please ensure we have your current email on file, as this is how we will send login instructions to you prior to class. All registrations must be submitted online...

Thursday Jun 11th, 9am - 10am Central Time

  (4 sessions)
$49

4 sessions

Purple-and Gold-Leafed Plants

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

Add some pizzazz to your landscape with beautiful purple- and gold-leafed plants. These plants provide striking accents in the typically green-hued landscape. Discover display concepts to inspire home gardens. All registrations must be submitted online two days before your class starts. 

Saturday Jun 13th, 9am - 11am Central Time

Pairing Annuals with Perennials

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

Explore tried and true as well as new annuals that thrive in a variety of conditions and soils. Like their perennial companions, they also provide sustenance for important pollinators. Featured plants are chosen for characteristics of lower maintenance, beauty, and sustainability. All registrations must be submitted online two days before your class...

Saturday Jun 13th, 1pm - 3pm Central Time

Composting 101

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

Want to compost, but not sure where to start? Learn tips and techniques on how to compost right in your own backyard. You’ll gain sound composting practices to ensure successful home composting. All registrations must be submitted online two days before your class starts.

Sunday Jun 14th, 10am - 12pm Central Time

Shade Gardening Basics

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

Do you have shade in your garden? With the correct knowledge, the challenges of shade gardening can be overcome. Learn what to look for when selecting plants beyond hosta and how to evaluate the shade in your garden to manage it successfully. Turn your shade into a garden asset!

Sunday Jun 14th, 1pm - 3pm Central Time

Beginning Watercolor

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

Watercolor is a delightfully fun medium. You will learn a variety of watercolor techniques, including washes and how to make a range of textures on paper, plus some color theory to get you started. No prior experience is necessary.  A supply list will be sent.

Wednesday Jul 15th, 9:30am - 12pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$299

6 sessions

Composition in Landscape Photography

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

Composition is the arrangement of pattern, symmetry, texture, depth of field, and lines. Each week, you will learn ways to include each of these elements. Each class is devoted to one of the elements in depth. All registrations must be submitted online two days before your class starts. This class will be taught online via Zoom. Registered students...

Tuesday Jun 23rd, 9am - 11am Central Time

  (5 sessions)
$287

5 sessions

Japanese Aesthetics in Photography

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

Wabi sabi is the Japanese philosophy centered on the acceptance that beauty can be transient and imperfect. Maximize your potential in photography by experiencing this Japanese aesthetic. You will explore the great photographers of Japan and create a book, video, or portfolio from images taken in class. We will photograph, write, and discover significant...

Wednesday Jun 24th, 12:30pm - 3:30pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$436

6 sessions

Black and White Photography

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

Explore the creation of photographic images beyond color, looking into the shadows and textures that lay beneath nature’s color spectrum. Tonality and dynamic range, the potential of depth of field, and the zone system of shooting in black and white will be discussed.  Digital SLR cameras are mandatory. All registrations must be submitted...

Monday Jun 29th, 10am - 12pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$337

6 sessions

Best Roses for Your Garden

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

Roses dazzle, delight, and romance us in many ways. Explore the world of roses as we dive into the commonly available varieties and touch on heirlooms, species, and exciting new selections. Learn which rose to match with your space and expectations.

Tuesday Jul 7th, 9am - 11am Central Time

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