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.
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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’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.
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.
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.
Take a journey to the East during The Morton Arboretum’s third annual Destination Asia Festival, Saturday, August 6 and Sunday, August 7. The two-day festival will give visitors a glimpse into Asian culture with traditional performances, arts and athletic demonstrations – including sumo wrestling with the largest Japanese sumo wrestler in the world – authentic cuisine, and a chance to learn about the Arboretum’s diverse collection of trees from China, Japan, and Korea.
The Morton Arboretum is celebrating its signature season in style with great events and programs for all ages. The popular dog-friendly event Tails on the Trails makes its return this September, along with the authentic music, dance and cuisines of the Passport Europe Festival. September is also the last month to catch the 23 whimsical copper frog sculptures of Ribbit! The Exhibit, going on through September 25.
Spiced with juniper berries and finished with a twist of lime, The Morton Arboretum’s refreshing new brew, Joy Path Juniper Saison Ale, will make its official debut later this June. This warm-weather beer, which includes berries harvested from the Arboretum’s own grounds, follows its first namesake brew, Arbor Oak Amber Ale. Both are brewed in partnership with Chicago’s Lake Effect Brewery.
The Morton Arboretum, one of the world’s leading tree-focused research institutions, has launched a five-year, $63 million capital campaign, raising more than $35.6 million in its early stages. The Growing Brilliantly campaign will enable the Arboretum to deepen its scientific and conservation work, expand new tree development, and improve core facilities to meet its strategic vision, including the redevelopment of South Farm, which serves as the operations and plant production hub for the 1,700-acre Arboretum.
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