VISIT & explore

Gardening & Horticulture

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
A bonsai tree is in a small terracotta pot.
Whether you're brand new to bonsai or are an experienced practitioner, you can advance your skills with our six-week summer bonsai classes. Dates vary starting July 6 or July 8, 2017.
Display of several Bonsai displays
See bonsai displays and demonstrations, by Prairie State Bonsai Society members at The Morton Arboretum, August 5 & 6, 2017. 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
A bonsai tree in a pot with a large stone.
Take a beginner or advanced workshop taught by a Prairie State Bonsai Society member. Saturday and Sunday, August 5 and 6, 2017. Times vary
Stone slabs lead you through a Japanese garden at dawn.
Create a Zen-filled garden haven at home. Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
A close-up view of stir fry greens with white veins.
This fall, grow all the veggies you need to make a delicious stir-fry dinner, and take home a plant or two to get started right away. Saturday, August 19, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to noon
Two women are working on a Japanese style floral arrangement called Ikebana.
Capture the graceful curve of fall leaves and boughs, the delightful color of berries, or the lightness of a cloud through Ikebana -- the art of Japanese flower arranging at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, September 23, 2017, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Display of fall bulbs
Shop dozens of varieties of dutch bulbs such as tulips, daffodils, iris, alliums, crocus, fritillaria, and many more. Saturday & Sunday, September 30 & October 1, 2017 at The Arboretum Store. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.