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Press releases from The Morton Arboretum.

As far as our garden plants are concerned, some winter weather is frightful. Some is just fine. And sometimes it’s what we do, or don’t do, that makes the difference.

The Daily Herald came out for a look at  Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum, talking with lead lighting designer John Featherstone of Lightswitch Lighting and Visual Design, and touring the event's many features, including two brand-new experiences. Check out the 6 Things to See at Illumination

Time Out Chicago recommends Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum for a different take on holiday lights.
Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum has been ranked #5 in holiday Chicago events by USA Today's 10 Best.
Helping cities and suburbs plant and care for trees around the world, from the western suburbs to Shanghai, China, is a priority for The Morton Arboretum.

WCIU's You and Me This Morning was out on November 22 to showcase the fantastic sights and sounds of Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum.

The Arboretum Store is stocked with great gifts for all ages. Stop in and look around for home decor, apparel, jewelry, books, toys and games, and much more. Here are some of our top picks to give this season.


The Chicago Tribune's columnist Steve Johnson shares his take on Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum, remarking on the event's innovation and beauty and featuring John Featherstone, the head lighting designer behind this one-of-a-kind experience. 

This November and December at The Morton Arboretum will include festive events, wellness classes and fun family programs for everyone to enjoy.
Colorful autumn leaves are lasting into November this year, in an unusually late and long season for fall color.