Gardening & Horticulture

  • Vanishing Acts: Trees Under Threat Exhibit

    A visitor learning about endangered tree species by using the interactive panels
    Come learn about the gifts that the world's endangered trees give us—and how you can join the Arboretum in saving them. Daily, 7:00 a.m. - sunset

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  • Garden Pot Recycling

    A cardboard box of empty green gardening pots.
    Free! Bring your plastic pots (plastics #2, #5, and #6) to the Arboretum for Recycling. Saturday, June 2, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to noon

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  • Northern Illinois Iris Society Show

    Northern Illinois Iris Society Show
    Experience nearly 100 varieties of blooming irises. Buy irises for your garden!

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  • Personal Habitat: Creating a Haven for Wildlife (and Yourself)

    A women in an orange rain coat is carrying photography equipment through the forest.
    This is the story of an artist's love affair with a piece of land, and the birds, animals, and plants that inhabit it. Friday June 8, 2018, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

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  • Member Night at the Plant Production Facilities

    The hoop style greenhouses
    Event for members only. Go behind the scenes in the greenhouses where the Arboretum grows its special plants. June 28, 2018. 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

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  • Sustainable Gardens Series

    A lush front garden with blue and pink flowers
    Attract pollinators to your garden with native plants and sustainable gardening techniques; Designing for Birds and Bees on Saturday, July 14, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., or add character and sustainability to your garden using repurposed materials; Designing with Reclaimed Materials on Saturday, August 18, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to noon.

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  • Daylily Society Show

    A pink daylily
    Marvel at all the colors and varieties of these cheerful flowers and participate in judging.July 15, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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  • Fake News, Real Science: How to Make Sense of the Information Landscape

    A tree is coming out of a laptop and it is surrounded by bright light.
    We are confronted with a vast amount of information every day, and it can be difficult to find trusted and credible sources of expertise. Thursday, July 26, or Saturday, September 29, 2018, 10:30 a.m. to noon.

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  • The Art of Bonsai

    Display of several Bonsai displays
    See bonsai displays and demonstrations, by Prairie State Bonsai Society members at The Morton Arboretum, August 4 & 5, 2018 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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