Our passion for connecting you with nature extends to offering our exclusive classes and workshops. Our popular learning center classes have transitioned to our new "virtual learning" events hosted by Chalet and Zoom. Sign up today, and our horticultural and design expertise is only one click away and easily accessible from the comfort of your home. Check out our past webinars on our YouTube page.
Friday, January 28 from 12 pm-1pm
Virtual Learning: Vertical Planting and Indoor Decor
Vertical planting is one of the easiest ways to beautify a living space is by planting lush plants and flowers into wall planters and vertical gardens. Vertical gardening uses upright growth habits or containers to make the most of your growing space. It's a technique that works indoors or out! Brighten up a kitchen or bare wall indoors - There's really no limit to what you can do when you're growing up! Join us on zoom to learn all about vertical plant décor including hanging plants and containers, wall containers and vertical living walls. Learn what plants are best for these, how to pick the best space and containers.
Saturday, January 29 from 10 - 11 am
Virtual Learning: Edible Gardening
Join us on Zoom with Chalet Horticulturist, Jennifer Brennan, to learn about the best edible plants you can actually grow and which ones are worth it. OurJanuary "Edible Gardening" presentation is designed to help people plan what to grow in their edible garden based on what they like to eat. Also, we discuss how easy and successful a "crop" is to grow in our area. We will cover the basics that people would need to know about their yard and garden, watering, soil types and why a good quality fertilizer is necessary.
Saturday, February 12 at 11:15 am
Wilmette Sesquicentennial Winterfest
Join us in celebrating Wilmette's Sesquicentennial Winterfest, a winter event that will include ice sculpting and other cold weather fun! Come to Chalet at 11:15 am to see a live ice carving. More info on the rest of the event festivities around Wilmette in the link below.
Sunday, February 13th from 10 - 1pm
Monthly Pet Adoption Event with Orphans of the Storm
Although it's painful to think about, not every pet owner properly cares for their pets, therefore, there are millions of dogs in the US that need homes. Thankfully, shelters like Orphans of the Storm Animal Shelter bring these pets in and help find them the loving homes they deserve. Thinking about adding a new member to your family? Stop by on Sunday from 10 - 1pm for our Adoption event in the Chalet Pet Living department and meet some furry friends looking for home. No appointment needed.
Friday, February 25th at 12pm
Virtual Class: How to take care of orchids
In part two of our Orchid series, Chalet Horticulturist, Jennifer Brennan, will share the secrets of re-potting, light requirements and the best techniques for fertilizing orchids. Caring for orchids can be daunting, but with the right tools and knowledge, you can make your orchid thrive!