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  • The brilliant color of a Autumn Flame red maple leaf
    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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  • Brightly colored nights against the dark sky
    See Trees in a Different Light

    Join us at Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum. Interact with lights and projections that frame winter trees in a whole new way.

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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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  • An Arboretum expert teaching children about the benefits 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

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Illumination: On Sale Now

See trees in a different light. Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum will brighten your winter. Many dates sell out, so order early. Plan your visit today!

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A child dressed in a bee custom looking a pumpkins
Fall Color Festival

We’ve taken the season and turned it into a celebration! Enjoy Scarecrow Trail, Mystery Dinner, Cider and Ale Festival, Halloween events, more!

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Mystery Dinner

Step back in time to the 1950s to join us for dinner and help detectives solve a crime. Costumes encouraged!

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Aerial view of the new buildings that make up the South Farm, the work hub for staff who take care of the Arboretum.
A New South Farm

Construction of a new work hub for staff who take care of the Arboretum is now complete. Thanks to our campaign donors.

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Panoramic view of the arboretum
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