The Four Seasons Gardening Webinar Series is one of the most popular horticulture programs offered by the Illinois Extension Horticulture Team. Each season, the team hosts three live webinars delivered via Zoom. Webinars are free but registration is required and space is limited. Please click on the topics below to register. Webinars are held on select Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time.

If you need live captioning support to participate in any of these programs, please contact Andrew Holsinger at aholsing@illinois.edu. It is strongly encouraged to submit your request at least two weeks before the program begins.

2021 Winter Schedule 

Fruit Tree Pruning with Andrew Holsinger – January 19, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. CST

Are you a gardener interested in learning how to prune fruit trees? Pruning fruit trees is a necessary task to reap the greatest benefit from your trees. Join University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator, Andrew Holsinger, as he presents a variety of pruning techniques for apples and other fruit trees.

If you need live captioning support to participate in this program, please contact Nancy Kreith at kreith@illinois.edu. It is strongly encouraged to submit your request at least two weeks before the program begins. 

Therapeutic Value of Nature with Mary Fischer – February 16, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. CST

Are you stressed from having to practice social distancing? Can’t go anywhere? Do anything? Spending time in Nature can help soothe and heal. Join University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator, Mary M. Fischer, as she presents research- based studies to support the healing powers of Nature.

If you need live captioning support to participate in this program, please contact Gemini Bhalsod at gbhalsod@illinois.edu. It is strongly encouraged to submit your request at least two weeks before the program begins

Adaptive Gardening with Chris Enroth – March 9, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. CST

The therapeutic benefits of gardening have been documented since ancient times but there has been a recent upswing in the interest for therapeutic gardening and horticulture. But how can people of different abilities adapt their garden space to suit their needs? Join Extension Horticulture Educator, Chris Enroth, as he discusses best practices for adapting your garden to accommodate age, mobility, or other means. Chris will also share how you can be successful in helping yourself, as well as others to enjoy the art of gardening at home or in institutions like schools, assisted living facilities, and others.

If you need live captioning support to participate in this program, please contact Andrew Holsinger, at aholsing@illinois.edu. It is strongly encouraged to submit your request at least two weeks before the program begins. 

Webinar Archives

Each program is recorded and uploaded to Illinois Extension Horticulture YouTube channel. To allow time for closed captioning edits, please check the YouTube channel about two weeks after the scheduled program. 

Resource Collections

Illinois Extension has a vast collection of resources addressing horticultural interests across Illinois. We recognize that home and commercial horticulturalists each have unique needs, so we've cultivated a set of resources designed to address their top concerns. From educational curriculum units to websites devoted to deeply exploring a single topic area, our resource collection represents best practices based on both proven and emerging research and the work of our professional education staff.

Composting  -  Flowers  -  Fruits and Vegetables  -  Gardening  -  Insects and Diseases  -  Landscaping