• Pine trees a varying sizes on a hillside
    Celebrate Arbor Day!

    Join us in drawing attention to trees on Friday, April 28 and every day.

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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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  • A visitor walking on a wood-chipped path
    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 child dressed like a tree in honor of Arbor Day
Arbor Day at the Arboretum

Dress like a tree, and get in for free as part of our Arbor Day celebration. We stretch the fun out to include a plant sale, live band, story time, tree planting, and more! 

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The flowers of the pink star magnolia  are star-shaped, with at least 12 thin, delicate petal-like tepals
The Bloom Report

Our collections grow greener and brighter by the day. The Bloom Report gives you the scoop on the most recent signs of spring throughout the Arboretum.

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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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Origami winged horse cast out of white metal
Origami in the Garden

Masters of the Japanese art of folding paper create delicate shapes. Then an artist casts them as large metal sculptures. See them May 19 through October 22. 

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Not All Classrooms Have Walls

Learn by doing! Try classes for adults or children, from photography and art to gardening and bird-watching to tree expertise and conservation training. 

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Mexican dinner place setting with a margarita and a cactus
Cinco de Mayo Dinner

On Friday, May 5, enjoy food and cocktails with south-of-the-border flair. Includes a five-course meal with drink pairings and live, latin-inspired music.

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