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Adult Opportunities

Inspired Container Gardens: Flowers, Foliage, and Food (in person)

Learn to design spectacular containers for the summer season

Content Detail

Growing plants in containers has become increasingly popular. It can be a wonderful way to experience flowers and textures in a small space as well as to grow vegetables and herbs. During this lecture and walking tour, discover container growing techniques including composition, care and maintenance, seasonality, and more. In this class, students will gather inspiration for fresh container designs via photos and a walking tour of some of The Morton Arboretum’s beautiful container designs.  

This program meets in person at the Arboretum.  

Instructor: Heather Prince  

Health and Safety: Program participants must abide by the Arboretum’s health and safety guidelines. Guidelines are subject to change, so please check back frequently.   

Age: 16 and older  


Heather Prince, horticulturist

Heather Prince is a trained horticulturist specializing in trees, shrubs, and native plants. She has been a part of the green industry for more than 20 years in numerous facets from public to private. She currently balances a busy freelance writing and teaching schedule with her role as email marketing manager for The Garden of Words. She firmly believes anyone can garden and everyone will fall in love with plants given the chance.

What to Know

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


Program Schedule 

Friday, June 2, 2023, 9:00 a.m. to noon

Cudahy Room, Administration and Research Center


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