Events


Back by popular demand! Design your own edible container

Just in time to spruce up the patio for your Memorial Day party, join our Plant Boss Joan Murray to create a one-of-a-kind edible container for your mother or someone else you love. Class fee includes plants, soil and a cheerful pot. You’ll learn the basics of container design and which beautiful edible plants and flowers work best. Bonus: the recipient not only gets something lovely but they - and pollinators - will benefit from it for weeks to come!

Date & Time
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 -
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Location
5500 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60625


Tomato Talk with LaManda Joy

The weather is finally cooperating for tomato planting. Join LaManda Joy to talk about tomato terms (indeterminate, determinate, heirloom, hybrid) and tips for planting and trellising so your crop is abundant and delicious. Having grown over 200 varieties of tomatoes, she has a few things to share on the topic. She might even have a secret tip to keep your tomatoes safe from squirrels...

Date & Time
Thursday, May 23, 2019 -
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Location
5500 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60625


Early Bird Q&A with the Plant Boss

Join Joan Murray, our Plant Boss, to walk the yard before the bustle begins to ask questions, see what’s new and get advice on your containers or landscape projects. Bring a cup of coffee and enjoy the tranquility among the beautiful plants.

Date & Time
Saturday, May 25, 2019 -
8:00am - 9:00am

Location
5500 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60625


Bee Buffet

Learn about garden herbs and other basic plants that attract and feed honey and native bees. It's easy to tuck a few plants that benefit the bees into garden corners and into containers. They're pretty and also serve a purpose for our beleaguered bee friends. This is first in a series of classes about plantings that benefit pollinators. Keep your eyes open for our "How to Grow Butterflies" class in June.

Date And Time
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 -
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Location
5500 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60625


Early Bird Q&A with the Plant Boss

Join Joan Murray, our Plant Boss, to walk the yard before the bustle begins to ask questions, see what’s new and get advice on your containers or landscape projects. Bring a cup of coffee and enjoy the tranquility among the beautiful plants.

Date & Time
Saturday, June 8, 2019 -
8:00am - 9:00am

Location
5500 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60625