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Chicago

NOVEMBER

November 4, 11, 18, 25
Composting Demos.
Drop in and see how it’s done. Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free. Info: 312-746-5100 or garfieldconservatory.org.

November 4, 11, 18, 25
University of Illinois Plant Clinic.
Bring your gardening questions to the lobby of Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park. Noon to 4 p.m. Free. Info 312-746-5100 or garfieldconservatory.org.

November 9
“Highlights of the High Line,”
a talk by Andi Pettis, director of horticulture at Friends of the High Line. Hosted by the Lurie Garden in Millennium Park. 3 to 5 p.m. Free. Info: 312-228-1004 or luriegarden.org.

November 24 through January 1
Zoolights at Lincoln Park Zoo.
See 2.5 million lights and hundreds of displays. Weekend displays November 24 to 26 and December 1 to 3. Nightly displays from December 8 through January 1 (excluding Dec. 24 and 25). 4:30 to 9 p.m. Free. For info and details of special events, see lpzoo.org/events.

November 24 to January 7
Holiday Shows at Lincoln Park and Garfield Park Conservatories.
Poinsettias galore and other special plants of the season. Lincoln Park Conservatory is at 2391 N. Stockton Drive. Garfield Park Conservatory is at 300 N. Central Park. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Free. Info for Lincoln Park: 312-742-7736 or chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/lincoln-park-conservatory. Info for Garfield Park: 312-746-5100 or garfieldconservatory.org.

DECEMBER

December 2
Homemade Skin Care,
an adult workshop. Learn techniques, make products to take home and get “recipes” to make natural skin care items that are healthy for people and the planet. Sponsored by the Lurie Garden. 10 a.m. to noon. Free. Pre-registration required at luriegarden.org.

December 2, 9, 16, 30
Composting Demos.
Drop in and see how it’s done. Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free. Info: 312-746-5100 or garfieldconservatory.org.

December 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
University of Illinois Plant Clinic.
Bring your gardening questions to the lobby of Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park. Noon to 4 p.m. Free. Info: 312-746-5100 or garfieldconservatory.org.

December 10
Build a Bird Feeder,
an adult workshop sponsored by the Lurie Garden in Millennium Park. Each family will make one bird feeder. Materials and tools provided. For families with children between the ages of 6-12 years old. 1 to 3 p.m. Free. Pre-registration required at luriegarden.org.

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North

NOVEMBER

November 4
Where Do Plant Names Come From?
Learn about our binomial system for plant names. Plus: Who decides on the name? Why do some names change? What’s up with trademarks and patents? Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe. 9 to 11 a.m. $39. Info and registration: 847-835-8261 or chicagobotanic.org/education.

November 5
“Curtis’s: the Longest Running Botanical Magazine,”
a lecture on the rare book exhibition at the Lenhardt Library. See 12 to 15 volumes of Curtis’s Botanical Magazine, first published in 1787. Each full color engraving depicts all parts of the plant with a scientific description. Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe. 2 p.m. Free. Parking $25. Info: 847-835-5440 or chicagobotanic.org.

November 7
Holiday Lighting Techniques.
Learn the tricks of the trade and how to apply them to your home. Also: estimating equipment, time and installation. Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe.
6 to 8 p.m. $39. Dress for the weather. Info and registration: 847-835-8261 or chicagobotanic.org/education.

November 8
Plants from Cuttings.
Learn how to propagate annuals, perennials and even woody plants from cuttings. Also: timing, supplies and techniques for success. Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe. 10 a.m. to noon. $39. Info and registration: 847-835-8261 or chicagobotanic.org/education.

November 11
“Sensational Squash,”
a family class to explore the many different sizes, colors and flavors of squash. Learn the story of the squash as you dissect, cook and sample some different varieties. Make butternut squash soup (vegan/gluten and nut free) and a mini-pumpkin pie to savor the sweeter side of squash. The Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe. 9:30 to 11 a.m. or 1 to 2:30 p.m. Preregistration required. For fees and registration, visit chicagobotanic.org/familyprograms.

November 11
Designing with Color, Texture and Form.
Discover how to use these three basic elements to create an engaging garden setting in sun or shade. The Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe. 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. $99. Bring a sack lunch. Info and registration: 847-835-8261 or chicagobotanic.org/education.

November 14
“These are a Few of Our Favorite Things,”
the program for the monthly meeting of the Glenview Gardeners. Presented by Carol Cichorski. At JourneyCare Health and Hospice, 2050 Claire Court, Glenview (just South of Kohl’s store on Willow.) 7 p.m. Free. Refreshments. Info: glenviewgardeners.org.

November 24 to January 7
Wonderland Express.
Lights and more lights. Miniature trains passing through a garden of replicas of famous Chicago landmarks. The Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe. Fees apply. Parking $25. Info: 847-835-5400 or chicagobotanic.org.

November 30
Winter Dish Gardens.
Dish gardens are miniature landscapes grown in shallow containers that may be used as living centerpieces throughout the year. Learn about different containers, materials and proper plant selection. Then create your own dish garden to take home. Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe. 6 to 8 p.m. $89. Please bring an apron, trowel, gloves and hand pruners. Info
and registration: 847-835-8261 or chicagobotanic.org/education.

DECEMBER

December 2
Basic Pruning for Homeowners.
The best time to prune most trees and shrubs is approaching. Learn basic techniques for dormant winter pruning and necessary tools. Proper pruning is the key to maintaining plant health and form. Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe. 9 to 11:30 a.m. $49. Info and registration: 847-835-8261 or chicagobotanic.org/education.

December 9
Backstage Pass: Winter Floral Wonders.
Tim Pollak will discuss propagation techniques, greenhouse environmental and computer systems, watering and fertilizing equipment, and how the growing space is managed throughout the year. Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe. 9 to 11 a.m. $39. Meet at the production greenhouses. Info and registration: 847-835-8261 or chicagobotanic.org/education.

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Northwest

NOVEMBER

November 4
Terrarium Jar Workshop.
Learn how easy it is to care for terrarium plants while planting your own to take home. Select three miniature plants, gravel and decorative stone to create a unique terrarium all your own. Workshop includes materials. Knupper Nursery & Landscape, 1801 N. Rand Road, Palatine. 10 a.m. Fee $29 plus tax, due at time of pre-registration. Info and registration: 847-359-1080.

November 9
Annual Holiday Luncheon and Fundraiser for the Des Plaines Garden Club
. Floral designs created by a designer from Pesche’s Flowers and raffled off at the end of the program. Bake sale, silent auction, raffle. Manzo’s Banquets, 1571 Elmhurst Road, Des Plaines. Info: desplainesgardenclub.com.

November 11 to December 7
Winter Container Workshops.
Fourteen different dates and times. All materials provided. Please bring gloves and pruners. Knupper Nursery & Landscape, 1801 N. Rand Road, Palatine. 10 a.m. Fee $49 + tax, due at time of pre-registration. Info and registration: 847-359-1080.

November 15
Monthly meeting of the Tri-Village Garden Club of Bartlett, Hanover Park and Streamwood.
Program presented by Kay McKeen of SCARCE (School and Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education). SCARCE works to help schools and other groups preserve the earth and live sustainably. Poplar Creek Public Library, 1405 S. Park St., Streamwood. 7 p.m. Info: 630-497-1958 or trivillagegardenclub.org/wordpress.

November 18 to December 3
Bold & Beautiful Bows Workshop.
Get the skills you need for all your holiday needs and a bow to take home. Knupper Nursery & Landscape, 1801 N. Rand Road, Palatine. November 18 at 10 a.m. November 27 at 2 p.m. December 3 at 11 a.m. Free. Info: 847-359-1080 or knuppernursery.com.

Tuesday, November 21
Thanksgiving Centerpiece Workshop.
Create your own centerpiece using fresh greens, candles, and fresh fall flowers. Knupper Nursery, 1801 N. Rand Road, Palatine. 10 a.m. Fee $39 + tax, due at time of pre-registration. Please bring gloves and pruners. Register: 847-359-1080.

November 24
Kid’s Winter Container Workshop.
Kids build their own container to take home. All materials provided. Suitable for ages 5 to 12. Children must be with an adult. Knupper Nursery, 1801 N. Rand Road, Palatine. 10 a.m. Please bring pruners and gloves. Fee $19 plus tax, due at time of pre-registration. Call to register: 847-359-1080.

November 26 to January 8
“All Aglow,”
the holiday lights festival at Nichols Conservatory with 160,000 LED lights, live music and family-friendly activities in the botany lab. New this year: an indoor garden train that will operate throughout the Conservatory. At 1354 N. 2nd St., Rockford. Non-resident entrance fee: $8. Entrance fees discounted on Tuesdays. Closed Mondays. Info: 815-987-8858 or nicholasconservatory.com.

DECEMBER

December 1 or 3
Winter Welcome Basket Workshop.
Knupper Nursery, 1801 N. Rand Road, Palatine. Dec. 1 at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at 1 p.m. Fee $29 plus tax, due at time of pre-registration. All materials provided. Please bring pruners and gloves. Register: 847-359-1080.

December 5 or 9
Fresh Swag Workshop.
Design and create your own holiday swag with fresh balsam, white pine, designer greens, berries, pinecones and hand tied ribbons. Knupper Nursery, 1801 N. Rand Road, Palatine. Dec. 5 at 1 p.m. Dec. 9 at 10 a.m. Fee $30 plus tax, due at time of pre-registration. Please bring gloves and pruners. Register: 847-359-1080.

December 9
Create a Kissing Ball.
Create this symbol of goodwill and love with a little help from Knuppers. All materials-provided. Knupper Nursery, 1801 N. Rand Road, Palatine. 1 p.m. Fee $29 + tax, due at time of pre-registration. Register: 847-359-1080.

December 13
Holiday Floral Centerpiece Workshop.
This elegant arrangement will combine evergreen boughs, fresh flowers, ribbon, berries and candles. Knupper Nurery, 1801 N. Rand Road, Palatine. 1 p.m. Fee $39 + tax, due at time of pre-registration. Please bring gloves and pruners. Register: 847-359-1080.

December 14
“Design for an Outdoor Container,”
the program for the monthly meeting of the Des Plaines Garden Club. A designer from Lurvey’s Garden Center will demonstrate how to use greens and other natural materials for a holiday container for porch, patio, or balcony. Frisbie Senior Center, 52 E. Northwest Highway, Des Plaines. 11 a.m. Business meeting at noon. Program at 1 p.m. Info: desplainesgardenclub.com.

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West

NOVEMBER

November 4 or November 16
Structural Pruning.
Late autumn is one of the best times to prune for plant structure. In this workshop, learn structural pruning techniques for specimen shrubs, small ornamental trees, and young trees with the goal of maintaining the plant’s natural character and creating a strong branch structure. The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle. 9:30 a.m.to 3:30 p.m. $76. Info and registration: 630-719-2468 or mortonarb.org.

November 4
Landscaping Do’s and Don’ts.
Get straightforward advice from a landscape designer and garden manager and learn the common mistakes homeowners make when taking on landscaping projects. Also: tips on designing, purchasing, planting and maintenance. The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle. 9 a.m. to noon. $44. Info and registration: 630-719-2468 or mortonarb.org.

November 4
Family-Friendly Fermentation.
Learn to make fermented salsa, chutney, berries, ketchup and other recipes that can be easily worked into your family’s diet. The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle. 10 a.m. to noon. $38. Info and registration: 630-719-2468 or mortonarb.org.

November 7
“The Midwestern Garden: A look at Design Trends 1830-Present,”
the program for the monthly meeting of the Geneva Garden Club. Presented by Nina Koziol. Stephen D. Persinger Center, 3507 Kaneville Road, Geneva. Luncheon: 11:30 a.m. Meeting at noon. Guests welcome. Info: 630-742-1217 or genevagardenclub.com.

November 10
Monthly meeting of the Lombard Garden Club.
Program by Ann Duncan Designs, which specializes in polymer bouquets and individual flowers with gemstone centers.Lombard Commons, 498 E. St. Charles Road, Lombard. 1 p.m. Free. Guests welcome. For reservations call 630-832-6425 or 630-620-8938.

November 11
Sauerkraut.
Make a fermented classic – sauerkraut – and get creative with tasty and nutritious variations. While cabbage and other vegetables are naturally nutritious, the process of fermentation increases their health benefits. Taste samples and make your own red-cabbage sauerkraut to take home. The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle. 10 a.m. to noon. $38. Info and registration: 630-719-2468 or mortonarb.org.

November 16 or 18
Fall Pumpkin Arrangement.
Fill a pumpkin with a seasonal bouquet. The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle. 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday or 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday. $48. Info and registration: 630-719-2468 or mortonarb.org.

November 17 through January 1
Illumination: Tree Lights Returns to The Morton Arboretum.
Fifty acres of the Arboretum will glow with colored lights along a one-mile path. Hug a tree and watch it respond or enjoy a dazzling show of lights that appear to dance in the trees in time to music. New this year: programmed interactive pendants that light up in sync with the event. Also new: timed admission tickets to allow entry every half hour. The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle. Concession tents and warming stations. Tickets range from $18 to $22 for adults and $12 to $14 for children. Info: 630-768-0074 or mortonarb.org.

November 20
“A Festive Touch,”
the annual boutique and luncheon of the Downers Grove Garden Club. Crafts, fresh holiday arrangements, goodie table, needlework, raffle, treasure table, cash bar. The Carlisle, 435 E. Butterfield Road, Lombard. Sip and Shop at 10:30 a.m. Luncheon at noon. The program “Seasonal Splendor” at 1 p.m. Presented by Janet Gallagher, floral design instructor at Kishwaukee College. Tickets $45. Info: 630-852-3912.

November 30 or December 2
Holiday Swags.
Learn to incorporate evergreen branches and boughs into elegant holiday swags and get insider tips and tricks to creating decorative pieces. The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle.
7 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday or 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. $54. Info and registration: 630-719-2468 or mortonarb.org.

DECEMBER

December 1
Cup of Cheer,
a housewalk to visit area homes especially decorated for the holidays. Sponsored by the Naperville Garden Club. Preview day November 30. Tickets and information at napervillegardenclub.org/2017COCcountdown.html.

December 1
Geneva Christmas Walk.
Festivities begin at Courthouse Square. Santa Lucia arrives, the first candy cane of the season, Santa lights the great tree. Also: roasted chestnuts, strolling carolers and a live nativity. 6 to 9:30 p.m. Info:genevachamber.com/christmas_walk.php.

December 1 and 2
Geneva Holiday House Tour.
Five architecturally unique homes decked with boughs of holly and festive Christmas décor. Hours and ticket info on the website: genevachamber.com/holiday_house_tour.php.

December 2 and 3
Candlelight at the Inn.
Visit Garfield Farm Museum and experience 1840s winter travel and hospitality as travelers would have found it in 1846. Hospitality, refreshments, live music and a bake sale. 3N016 Garfield Road, Campton Hills. 5 miles west of Geneva, off lllinois Route 38. From 3 to 7 p.m. Donations accepted. Info: 630-583-8485 or info@garfieldfarm.org.

December 7
Make a Living Ornament.
Make an ornament using air plants and festive decorations. A mix of natural and reclaimed materials will be available for your use. The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle. 7 to 9 p.m. $48. Info and registration: 630-719-2468 or mortonarb.org.

December 19
Holiday Table Arrangement.
Create a festive, long-lasting botanical arrangement using a wintery mix of greenery and flowers. Learn design concepts and skills to apply to any arrangement. The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle. 7 to 9 p.m. $48. Info and registration: 630-719-2468 or mortonarb.org.

Cantigny Park

1s151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Open 7 days a week in November and December, from 9 a.m. to sunset. Info: 630-668-5161 or www.cantigny.org.

NOVEMBER

November 7
Garden Tour: Tree Trail.
Learn about the park’s trees and enjoy the fall foliage on this guided walk of the Cantigny Tree Trail led by forester Chris Roberts. Tour departs from Visitors Center at 11 a.m. Free with parking ($5).

November 11
Bird Walk.
Join members of the DuPage Birding Club on a casual search for late fall migrants and resident birds, including wild turkeys. All skill levels welcome. Binoculars available for borrowing. The walk and parking are free. Meet at the Visitors Center at 8:30 a.m.

November 17
Shades of Crimson Poinsettia Display.
Visit the Cantigny Greenhouse to enjoy a sea of poinsettia plants at their holiday best. See 15 or more varieties and 3,000-plus poinsettias in total, all grown on site from cuttings. Plants available for sale. Cantigny horticulturists will lead tours and answer questions. Groups are welcome but advance notice is requested for 10 or more (call 630-260-8162). Event hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free with parking ($5). Visitors should park in the main lot at the Visitors Center, then walk to the greenhouse or ride the free trolley.

November 20
Thanksgiving Centerpiece Workshop.
Create a fresh holiday arrangement for your home with expert instruction from Joyce Grattoni, AIFD. The design will feature a variety of fresh and dried flowers in oranges, rusts, reds and greens — the perfect fall palette! Bring a wire cutter and hand pruner if possible, plus a tray to transport your creation home. All other materials provided. Meet at the Cantigny Greenhouse at 6:30 p.m. Enter at the Shaffner Road gate for easy access to the greenhouse parking lot. $50 fee includes parking. Register in advance at 630-260-8162 or download a registration form on the Cantigny website.

DECEMBER

December 2
Mistletoe Market.
Visit the festive displays of crafters and artists offering one-of-a-kind items for holiday gift giving. Hours are 1 to 7 p.m. with the last three hours of the marketplace coinciding with Cantigny’s Celebrate the Season Holiday Festival. Visitors Center. Free with parking ($5).

December 13
Holiday Floral Arrangement Workshop.
Create an arrangement to brighten your home or dining table. Janet Gallagher, floral design instructor at Kishwaukee College, will provide expert instruction. Your composition will incorporate fragrant holiday greens and fresh seasonal flowers as well as a few festive baubles. Bring a wire cutter or hand pruner if possible, plus a small tray to transport your creation home. All other materials provided. Meet at the Cantigny Greenhouse at 6:30 p.m. Enter at Shaffner Road for easy access to the greenhouse parking lot. $50 fee includes parking. Register in advance at 630-260-8162 or download a registration form on the Cantigny website.

The Growing Place

2000 Montgomery Rd., Aurora (630-820-8088) and 25W471 Plank Rd., Naperville (630-355-4000.) Register for classes at 630-355-4000 thegrowingplace.com.

NOVEMBER

November 4
Old House Open House.
Holiday season preview in the cozy Gift Shop with early season specials, holiday treats and more. Aurora.

November 18 and 19
Holiday Shindig.
Get into the holiday spirit with bow making classes, Christmas miniatures, fresh cut greens, decorations and holiday sweets. Naperville and Aurora.

November 30
Make & Take: Wreath, Container or Swag.
10 a.m. Cost: wreath or container $50; swag $40. Please call 630-355-4000 to register. Aurora.

November 25 & December 2
Make & Take: Wreath, Container or Swag.
1 p.m. Cost: wreath or container $50; swag $40. Please call 630-355-4000 to register. Both locations.

DECEMBER

Throughout the Holiday Season.
Gather 10 to 15 of your friends to schedule your own private wreath, container or swag class. Cost: wreath or container $50; swag $40. Call 630-355-4000 and ask for Becca or Michelle.

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South

NOVEMBER

November 18
“Bring It Inside: Let’s Keep the Growing Going!”
Annuals you can bring in for overwintering and how to dig up bulbs for storage. Park Forest Environment Commission. Park Forest Wetlands Discovery Center,
30 N. Orchard Drive, Park Forest. 10:30 a.m. Free. Info: 708-790-8760.

DECEMBER

December 16
“Thanks for the Poinsettia! Now What?”
How to keep houseplants alive indoors and maintain them. Sponsored by the Park Forest Environment Commission. Park Forest Wetlands Discovery Center, 30 N. Orchard Drive, Park Forest. 10:30 a.m. Free. Info: 708-790-8760.

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Indiana

DECEMBER

December 2
Chesterton’s European Market
will host its annual Mistletoe Market with locally made goods. Westchester Intermediate School, 1050 South Fifth St., Chesterton, Ind.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

December 2
Tree Decorating Naturally and Pot Luck Luncheon,
hosted by The Gibson Woods Wild Ones. Decorate with local natural ingredients including dried flowers and local plants. 6201 Parrish Ave., Hammond, Ind. 10 a.m. Info: 219-865-2679 or gw-wildones.org/home.html.

For additional events, please see the Indiana Gardening magazine calendar of events.

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Wisconsin

NOVEMBER

November 7
Warming Winter Herbs.
Learn about herbs that can warm and soothe the body, support and strengthen the immune system, and nourish the soul. Teas and tinctures to ease flu and cold symptoms, cough syrups to make at home, plus foods and lifestyle choices to help prevent and heal winter
ailments. For adults and youth (ages 16 and up with an adult). Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave., Madison. 6:30 to 8 p.m. $18. Info and registration: 608-246-4550 or olbrich.org/education/classes.

November 29
“Plant Selection for Four-Season Garden Interest,”
the topic for the Evening Seminar. Presented by Mark Dwyer, horticulture director of Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive, Janesville. 6:30 p.m. Info: 608-314-8411 or email education@rotarygardens.org.

DECEMBER

December 1 to 3
34th Annual Monches Artisans Holiday Open House.
A drive-it-yourself studio tour in the scenic Holy Hill area. Features artist studios offering pottery, jewelry, metal art and artglass as well as a vineyard/winery and a rural farm offering fresh seasonal greens, Christmas trees and holiday gifts. Find full details at: monchesartisans.com.

December 2 to 31
Olbrich’s Holiday Express.
Members of the Wisconsin Garden Railway Society come from all over the state to show off their large-scale model trains winding through a holiday scene overflowing with hundreds of poinsettias and fresh evergreens. Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave., Madison. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. $5 adults. $3 for children ages 3 to 12. Closes at 2 p.m. on Dec. 24. Closed Dec. 25. Info: 608-246-4550 or olbrich.org.

December 6
Holiday Wreath Making.
Boerner Botanical Garden, 9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners. 6:30 to 8 p.m. $35. Info and registration: 414-525-5653 or boernerbotanicalgardens.org.

December 8 to 10 and 14 to 31
Holiday Light Show.
See 100 beautifully decorated trees, 2,500 luminaries, 500 dangling icicle lights and more. Shuttle to transport visitors from Dawson Field to the Gardens. Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive, Janesville. Info: rotarybotanicalgardens.org/holiday-light-show.

December 9
Herbal Gift Making,
a hands-on class to make approximately 10 herbal gift items. Everyone will make lip balm, body spray, felted soap, herbal condiments, herbal salts for foot and bath, lotion bar, dream pillow, herbal tea blend, and more. All supplies provided. For adults and youth (ages 8 and up with an adult); each attendee pays the registration fee. Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave., Madison. 1 to 5 p.m. $75. Info and registration: 608-246-4550 or olbrich.org/education/classes.

For additional events, please see the Wisconsin Gardening magazine calendar of events.

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Michigan

NOVEMBER

November 4
Holiday Market
. Browse the wares of local artisans, specialty food vendors, growers of unique and artful plant materials, and more. Fernwood Botanical Garden, 13988 Range Line Road, Niles. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Info: 269-695-6491 or fernwoodbotanical.org.

November 5
How Do Birds Get Their Names?
A class presented by naturalist Wendy Jones followed by watching the birds at the feeders. Fernwood Botanical Garden, 13988 Range Line Road, Niles. 2 to 3:30 p.m. $12.
Info and registration 269-695-6491 or fernwoodbotanical.org.

November 11
The Role of Waterways and Watercraft in the North American Fur Trade.
Learn about the companies, native groups, settlements and traders involved in this trade for four centuries and nearly 10 million square miles. Presented by Professor Michael Nassaney of Western Michigan University who will discuss his book The Archaeology of the North American Fur Trade. Fernwood Botanical Garden, 13988 Range Road, Niles. 2 to 3 p.m. $15. Info and registration: 269-695-6491 or fernwoodbotanical.org.

November 12
Seed Propagation of Perennials.
Learn about the cycle of perennial plant production from seed to garden and get tips on how to successfully grow your own. Fernwood Botanical Garden, 13988 Range Road, Niles. 1 to 2:30 p.m. $12. Info and registration: 269-695-6491 or fernwoodbotanical.org.

November 17 through December 22
Wine & Wreaths.
Groups can reserve a time to make a custom 20-inch round wreath with the help of professional instructors. Wine and appetizers included. Fernwood Botanical Garden, 13988 Range Road, Niles. Reservations can be made for parties of six or more from 3 to 5 p.m. or 6 to 8 p.m. $45 per person. Info and registration: 269-695-6491 or fernwoodbotanical.org.

November 21 to January 7
Christmas and Holiday Traditions around the World.
Nearly 400,000 lights, strolling carolers, visits from Santa, rooftop reindeer and more than 40 international trees and displays. Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, 1000 East Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids. Admission: $14.50. Info: 888-957-1580 or meijergardens.org.

DECEMBER

December 16
Niles Area Christmas Bird Count.
Info: 269-695-6491 or fernwoodbotanical.org.

For additional events, please see the Michigan Gardening magazine calendar of events.

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