Sold out! Wait list available: call 630-719-2468. Learn to identify the grasses that add beauty and interest to the summer and fall landscape at The Morton Arboretum. New section opened: Wednesday September 17-Thursday, September 18, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
The collection dates back from the 1920’s and includes many cultivars. Management and cultivation of crabapple species is a central focus of the east side collection. Join us and learn more about our vibrant cultivars at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, October 14, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Get started beekeeping with The Morton Arboretum’s own beekeeper. 4 Tuesdays, September 23-October 14, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Learn how and when to collect seeds from your favorite native plants. Walk through the prairie: identify the wildflowers, grasses and tree fruits that are ready for collection and storage at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, October 18, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Learn how to monitor your landscape to see what kind of plants and how many plants you have by developing simple monitoring programs at The Morton Arboretum.. Saturday, September 13, 9:00–12:00 p.m.
Help conserve our woodlands and gain the confidence and skills that will make woodland steward. Put that knowledge into practice through hands-on training on the grounds of The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting September 4. One section.
Gain the strategies and planning principles needed to effectively manage underground drain tile systems at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, August 15, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Explore the meaning of the word “wilderness” in literature and in our use today at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, December 6, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Join us on a real-world outdoor treasure hunt among the trees around Lake Marmo at The Morton Arboretum! Saturday, November 8, 1:00-3:30 p.m.
Learn about the geologic, climatic, and ecological factors that influence the development of an essential resource - soil at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, November 2, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.