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Press releases from The Morton Arboretum.

NEWS RELEASE: NOVEMBER-DECEMBER EVENTS AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM

NEWS RELEASE: CELEBRATE 10 YEARS OF THE CHILDREN’S GARDEN AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM WITH A BIRTHDAY BASH

COME FOR BREATHTAKING FALL COLOR, STAY FOR EXCITING NEW FESTIVAL EVENTS AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM

This year (2015), The Morton Arboretum celebrates its signature season with even more to offer visitors.

NEWS RELEASE: ENJOY A ‘PAW’FECT DAY AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM’S TAILS ON THE TRAILS

The Morton Arboretum invites four-legged friends and their owners to roam 16 miles of woods, prairies and other natural landscapes during the Tails on the Trails event Saturday, September 12. Tails on the Trails will feature dog-frie’Pndly activities, including agility demonstrations and guided hikes through the grounds. Additionally, a pet expo will take place along Meadow Lake from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine.

NEWS RELEASE: REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR THE MORTON ARBORETUM’S 12th ANNUAL FALL COLOR 5K RUN & WALK

August 10, 2015

The Fall Color Festival at The Morton Arboretum is off to a running start as the 12th annual Fall Color 5K Run & Walk and Kid’s Dash takes place Sunday, October 4 with a brand-new post-race party. 

NEWS RELEASE: SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER EVENTS, PROGRAMS AND CLASSES AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM

The Morton Arboretum is celebrating fall in spectacular style. September and October mark the final two months to catch Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO® bricks by Sean Kenney. Its first time in the Chicago area, the exhibit features 13 larger-than-life nature-themed displays painstakingly crafted from nearly half a million LEGO bricks. Nature Connects appeals to all ages, and adults can have even more LEGO brick-inspired fun by reliving their childhoods during our Grown-Up Play Date in the Children’s Garden.

NEWS RELEASE: ILLUMINATION: TREE LIGHTS AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM RETURNS THIS NOVEMBER

Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum returns this November with more lights, sights and sounds that will transform a Chicago-area wintertime walk in the woods into a colorful, inspiring experience like no other.

THE MORTON ARBORETUM WELCOMES BACK DESTINATION ASIA FESTIVAL

This August 1-2, explore fascinating Eastern cultures at The Morton Arboretum’s Destination Asia Festival. The festival will showcase traditional Asian music and dance, arts and athletic demonstrations, authentic cuisine, and the Arboretum’s diverse collection of trees from China, Japan, and Korea.

NEWS RELEASE: THE MORTON ARBORETUM COMPLETES LIGHTING UPGRADE, REDUCES ENERGY CONSUMPTION

As part of its continued commitment to sustainability, The Morton Arboretum has completed an LED lighting upgrade throughout its buildings. This upgrade was made possible by a grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation (ICECF).

NEWS RELEASE: REGISTRATION OPEN FOR 8TH INTERNATIONAL OAK SOCIETY CONFERENCE

June 10, 2015 The Morton Arboretum will welcome renowned researchers from around the world as the 8th International Oak Society Conference convenes Oct. 18-Oct. 21. Presenters will discuss the latest information on research, management, ethnobotany and conservation of oaks, many of which are keystone species in ecosystems, streetscapes, and gardens around the world.

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