Adult Opportunities

The Evening Garden: Designs That Inspire

Who can resist a garden at dusk that’s shimmering with white flowers?

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An all-white garden, or moon garden, comes to life at dusk. Mysterious and ethereal, the moon garden begins to glow as the intense reds, oranges, blues, and purples of other flowers fade into the night. Discover how to take your garden up a notch by including key features—fragrant plants, fire, water, and lighting—that can create exquisite settings.

During this program, author and horticulturist Nina Koziol will explore

  • elements that enhance a landscape for nighttime enjoyment,
  • key plants that contribute to an evening garden, and
  • the selection and placement of hardscape features.

After the program, enjoy a guided walk through The Celebration Garden to experience it at dusk.

Copies of Nina Koziol’s new book, White Gardens: Creating Magnificent Moonlight Spaces, will be available for purchase at the program.

This program meets in person at the Arboretum.

Instructor: Nina Koziol, horticulturist and writer

Age: 16 and older

Course number: H582


Nina Koziol, horticulturist and writer

Nina Koziol is an author and horticulturist who has taught at the Arboretum since 1997. She has a degree in education and environmental science. Koziol gardens for butterflies and hummingbirds on a deer-infested acre in southwest Cook County. See it at her website.

What to Know

This program meets indoors and outdoors. Check the forecast and dress for the weather.

Program Schedule

Tuesday, June 25, 2024, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Cudahy Room, Administration and Research Center


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