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  • Pine trees a varying sizes on a hillside
    The Champion of Trees

    The Morton Arboretum, a 1,700-acre living museum, champions trees throughout the world via scientific study, conservation, and advocacy.

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  • A little girl holding a leaf to her cheek and looking up at the tree canopy
    Double Your Impact

    Make a gift to the Growing Brilliantly campaign, and the $1 Million Hamill Family Challenge will help you do twice as much good. 

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  • Visitors walking on a paved road
    Hike the Arboretum

    Enjoy the unique beauty of The Morton Arboretum’s trees and early spring woodland ephemerals with one of these recommended hikes.

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  • Children looking at a samples of tree leaves
    Budding Scientists

    Grow tree stewards of the future by inspiring creativity and learning at the many education programs just for youth at The Morton Arboretum.

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  • Looking skyward at a grove of trees
    Benefits of Trees

    Embrace all that trees have to offer—keeping us healthy to providing cleaner air, creating safer cities and increased home values, and surrounding us in beauty.

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  • Close up of a leaf and acorns
    A Greener Future

    With scientific research at home and conservation leadership around the world, The Morton Arboretum is leading in the work to save trees.  

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To plant and protect trees for a greener, healthier, and more beautiful world

A German oopah band performing
Passport Europe Festival

On September 23-24, sample the many cultures of Europe with culinary delights, live music, dancing, and visits to our collection of European trees.

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Origami Horses
Origami in the Garden

Final month! Masters of the Japanese art of folding paper create delicate shapes. Then an artist casts them as large metal sculptures. Only through October 22. 

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Fall Color 5K Run & Walk

Why will you run? For the USATF-certified course? For the changing leaves? Or because you're a champion? Join us on Sunday, October 1 for the 5K Run & Walk. 

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Inside of a greenhouse with young plants growing
Room to Grow

Arboretum plants are finding a home in new greenhouses constructed with help from donors to the $63 million Growing Brilliantly campaign.

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Ann and John Grube at the Arboretum
Panoramic view of the arboretum

"The Morton Arboretum is a local treasure whose collections and grounds as a living museum require constant care of the highest quality. South Farm is the heart of the Arboretum, helping to make this special place distinctive globally in recreation, scientific research, and conservation. We are delighted to be part of the Growing Brilliantly campaign."

Ann* and John Grube
Arboretum Board of Trustees