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Introducing Glowman

Whether it’s hugging a juniper to watch it glow brighter or spinning a wheel to splash color across a canvas of evergreens, Illumination is a spectacle for the senses. But one feature at this year’s event will be trying hard not to catch your eye: Glowman, hidden along the Illumination trail.

Roam for gnomes in the Children's Garden this month

If you find yourself in the Children's Garden this month, keep your eyes open for hidden gnomes. Families can explore our Children’s Garden, peeking into Adventure Woods or traveling through the Backyard Discovery Gardens in search of these pint-sized friends.

Set the table for Thanksgiving with dishes from the Arboretum's new head chef

This Thanksgiving, consider a break from some of the traditional dishes and try your hand at these recipes straight from the culinary playbook of The Morton Arboretum's head chef Danny Ovanin. Ovanin specializes in seasonal, locally-sourced fare and previously served as the executive chef at Glen Prairie Restaurant in Glen Ellyn.

Classical pieces perfect for fall color viewing

October is a spectacular month to check out The Morton Arboretum and our abundant fall color. Enhance your trip to the Arboretum by tuning into these beautiful classical music selections while traveling our 16 miles of trails or winding around our 9 miles of paved roads.

Fall color at The Morton Arboretum attracts leaf-peepers near and far

With a wealth of trees from so many countries, The Morton Arboretum has historically been a prime leaf-peeping location for locals and tourists. Not many know that better than Ed Hedborn, the Arboretum’s Fall Color Scout. Hedborn, who’s official Arboretum title is manager of plant records and information, has been monitoring fall color for nearly four decades.

Calling all craft beer connoisseurs

On Saturday, October 4, spend your afternoon sipping brews from more than 40 Midwest and national breweries at the Arboretum’s inaugural Craft Beer Festival.

Arboretum introduces new stroller-based fitness classes

Calling all parents of little ones! Pack up your strollers, buckle in the kids, and head to The Morton Arboretum for our new stroller-based fitness classes. Join us from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. on Friday mornings in September and October as Kim Cuenca of Roots 2 Wings Yoga leads participants and their strollers through a fun fitness routine.

Celebrate the honey bee in September

The honey bee may be little, but its job is anything but small. In fact, more than 75 percent of the food crops we eat rely on honey bees to grow. The Morton Arboretum relies on honey bees in the same way, relying on the little insects to produce the thousands of plants and trees on our grounds.

Get Active at the Arb this August

With nine miles of roads and 16 miles of hiking trails, The Morton Arboretum is an outdoor oasis. Every day of the year, the Arboretum’s beautiful scenery, challenging hills and shaded roads and trails beckon visitors to explore its 1,700 acres – whether hiking the trails, or biking or running the roads.

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