Adult Opportunities

Shrub Care and Maintenance

Keep shrubs healthy and attractive year after year.

Content Detail

Shrubs are a durable and important component of planted landscapes. This class at The Morton Arboretum will examine the care needs and management requirements for the most popular species of shrubs in the Midwest. Students will learn

  • how and when to prune different species of shrubs,
  • whether or not fertilization is necessary,
  • how to identify and respond to common pests and disease, and
  • other science-backed tips for long-lived shrubs.

A portion of the class will include an outdoor walk to look at varieties up close and in person.

This program meets in person at the Arboretum.

Instructor: Heather Prince, horticulturist, Fearless Gardening

Age: 16 and older

Course number: H128


Heather Prince, horticulturist, Fearless Gardening

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. Dress for the weather.

Program Schedule

Friday, April 5, 2024, 9:00 a.m. to noon

Founder’s Room, Thornhill Education Center


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