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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  • Special Tree Planting and Story Time!

    Curious George and the Man in the Yellow Hat planting a tree
    Celebrate Arbor Day with a walk from the Children's Garden to a tree planting. Friday, April 27, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.

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  • Arbor Day Plant Sale

    Inside the Arbor Day Plant Sale tent, a Plant Genius is giving advice to a customer
    Shop the Arbor Day Plant Sale at The Morton Arboretum for an exciting variety of plants chosen by our experts for success in your Chicago-area garden. This sale takes place Arbor Day weekend, Friday, April 27, through Sunday, April 29, 2018

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  • Garden Pot Recycling

    Employee wheeling a wheelbarrow stacked high with empty plastic pots
    Free! Bring your plastic pots (plastics #2, #5, and #6) back to the Arboretum for Recycling. Saturday, June 3, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to noon

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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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  • 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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  • 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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