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Press releases from The Morton Arboretum.

INTERACT WITH SIBERIAN SLED DOGS AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM’S HUSKY HEROES EVENT

Visitors of all ages will enjoy interacting with Siberian sled dogs when Husky Heroes returns to The Morton Arboretum, Jan. 30-31, 2016.

NEWS RELEASE: THE ENCHANTED RAILROAD RETURNS TO THE MORTON ARBORETUM

The Morton Arboretum welcomes back its popular Enchanted Railroad this January with a theme that celebrates the seasons and a new LEGO® train car created by the artist behind this summer’s smash exhibit Nature Connects. The exhibit opens Jan. 15 and continues through Feb. 21.

NEWS RELEASE: THE MORTON ARBORETUM INTRODUCES FIRST-EVER ARBORETUM BEER

This month, The Morton Arboretum will introduce Arbor Oak Amber Ale, its first-ever namesake beer. Brewed in partnership with Chicago’s Lake Effect Brewing Co. using oak from the Arboretum’s grounds and Wisconsin special-roast malts, the new beer is a perfect blend of seasonal flavors.

NEWS RELEASE: EXPERIENCE CHAMBER MUSIC IN A CLASSIC SETTING AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM

Be swept away by classical chamber music this winter, performed in The Morton Arboretum’s historic Thornhill Education Center. Enjoy intimate, Sunday afternoon concerts while overlooking a scenic vista, followed by a reception.

NEWS RELEASE: THE MORTON ARBORETUM WELCOMES BACK THE GLASS PUMPKIN PATCH

Swirls of brilliant colors and shapes will swim in gleaming glass orbs, capturing autumn’s boundless beauty as the fifth-annual Glass Pumpkin Patch event returns to The Morton Arboretum, October 14-18. Visitors are invited to explore a collection of more than 4,000 one-of-a-kind hand-blown glass pieces for sale during this popular event. Returning in 2015 is the “Farmer’s Market,” featuring blown-glass acorns and leaves as well as a bounty of hand-crafted glass fruits and vegetables.

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

Children dash up a wooden plank way and climb ropes to a lookout where they can survey the woods beneath them, they scoop a handful of pond water with hopes of capturing a tiny tadpole in their cupped palms, and learn about the role of bees and other pollinators in fragrant flower gardens throughout the four-acre space.

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. 

TreeKeepers help local community in the wake of emerald ash borer

Hopeful young oaks and hackberries are taking root in the Lincoln Hill subdivision in unincorporated Milton Township south of Glen Ellyn. They’re a sign of progress, made with help from The Morton Arboretum, toward recovery from the scourge of the emerald ash borer.

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).

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