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The Morton Arboretum's Namesake Beer Now Available In Local Stores

The Morton Arboretum’s first namesake beer, a traditional amber ale brewed with oak chips collected from the Arboretum’s own grounds, is now available in six-packs in area grocery and liquor stores in Chicago’s western suburbs.

Celebrate Fall With A Trip To The Morton Arboretum's Glass Pumpkin Patch

Thousands of glittering orbs rest atop hay bales, on wooden shelves and even in the bed of an antique pick-up truck, their colorful swirls and patterns glinting in the autumn sunlight. The popular Glass Pumpkin Patch returns to The Morton Arboretum, October 12-16.

The Morton Arboretum Featured In New Natural History Collections On Google Arts & Culture

The Morton Arboretum and the Google Cultural Institute are inviting people to an interactive, dynamic and immersive discovery experience of the diversity and fragility of nature in an unprecedented way.

Fall For The Morton Arboretum This October

Sunlight streams through leaves burnished a brilliant gold. On a crisp morning hike along a winding wood-chipped trail, a vibrant canopy of trees from around the world rustles in the breeze. Red, yellow and orange leaves as vivid as the shades on a painter’s palette beckon.

Give Your Autumn A Running Start With The Morton Arboretum's 13th Annual Fall Color 5K Run & Walk

Breathe in crisp fall air and enjoy the orange, red and purple changing leaves during the 13th annual Fall Color 5K Run & Walk and Kid’s Dash on Sunday, October 2. The race, which includes a post-race party complete with live music, officially kicks off the Arboretum’s Fall Color Festival taking place throughout October.

Explore The International At The Morton Arboretum's Passport Europe Festival

Take a trip across the pond to experience the vibrant cultures and long-held traditions of Europe at The Morton Arboretum’s Passport Europe Festival, Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25. The festival will include storytelling, dancing and authentic cuisine inspired by several European countries.

Have A 'Paw'some Day At The Morton Arboretum's Tails On The Trails

The Morton Arboretum invites furry friends and their owners to explore 16 scenic miles of hiking trails, woodlands and prairies during the Tails on the Trails event on Saturday, September 10.

The Morton Arboretum Invites Visitors Behind The Scenes For South Farm Adventure Day

The Morton Arboretum’s $63 million Growing Brilliantly campaign is underway, as evidenced by new construction taking place on the grounds to expand and improve its tree-focused operations and services. The public is invited to learn about some of the Growing Brilliantly projects with an afternoon of fun activities at the Arboretum, including a chance to see champion tree climbers in action, during South Farm Adventure Day.

Illumination: Tree Lights At The Morton Arboretum Returns On November 18

Returning this November to The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois, Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum brings exciting new features and re-imagined experiences together for a one-of-a-kind holiday event perfect for all ages. In its fourth year, Illumination ushers visitors through a magical wintertime walk in the woods, surrounded by a kaleidoscope of vivid, colored lights and surprising and delightful interactive effects.

The Morton Arboretum To Host New Wine And Art Walk

Strolling the pathway surrounding The Morton Arboretum’s Meadow Lake, visitors are met with a beautiful border of tall native grasses, colorful wildflowers, magnificent trees, and on Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28, nature-inspired art.