Adult Opportunities

Fall Container Planting

Fill a container with colorful late-season blooms.

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Embrace the beauty of seasonal annuals as an expert horticulturalist guides you through the process of creating stunning decorative container plantings. Focus on sustainability and pollinator-friendly planting to ensure that your garden not only looks incredible but also contributes positively to the local ecosystem.

What to expect:

  • Learn the essentials of sustainable container gardening.
  • Explore a curated selection of seasonal annuals perfect for fall.
  • Benefit from hands-on guidance in designing and planting your unique container.
  • Bring your own 10 to 12-inch diameter and depth container, and we’ll provide the rest of the supplies.

Experience the joy of nurturing a vibrant, eco-friendly garden in any space! Your instructor will share valuable insights on how to make mindful choices in plant selection, soil, and maintenance, ensuring your container garden thrives sustainably.

Enjoy this fun-filled session of creativity, learning, and a touch of nature. Connect with like-minded gardening enthusiasts and take home a beautiful creation that will enhance your space throughout the fall season.

This program meets in person at the Arboretum.

Instructor: Kasey Eaves, horticulturist, Vivant Gardens, Inc.

Age: 16 and older

Course number: H440


Kasey Eaves, horticulturist, Vivant Gardens, Inc.

Kasey Bersett Eaves started growing edibles and her treasured sunflowers at age two on her family’s farm property in southern Illinois. Now, as owner of Vivant Gardening Services, she spends her days making gardening approachable to area residents, restaurants, schools, and more. She encourages using edibles, natives, and pollinator plants, even in a city’s unusual spaces. Eaves loves finding creative and easily maintained growing solutions for city dwellers.

What to Know

This program meets indoors.

Bring a container that measures between 10 and 12 inches across the top.

Bring gardening gloves.

Program Schedule

Saturday, September 28, 2024, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Thornhill Education Center, West Side


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