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Visit and explore

Visit and explore

About the Artist

Sean Kenney spent so much time playing with LEGO® toys growing up that he decided he might as well make a career of it. For more than 30 years, the artist and “professional kid” has been turning ordinary LEGO bricks into sculptures for large-scale exhibits such as the award-winning Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO bricks by Sean Kenney as well as major corporations and venues around the globe.

Nature Connects® happenings

The Arboretum will host several special events and programs during Nature Connects

Events are free with Arboretum admission unless otherwise noted.

BLOOM REPORT: AS OF MAY 1, 2015

Each spring, trees, shrubs, bulbs and wildflowers bloom throughout the The Morton Arboretum’s 1,700 acres. Ed Hedborn, Manager of Plant Records, reports on what’s blooming each week throughout the season. For the latest updates on what’s blooming at the Arboretum, call the Bloom 'n Color Hotline at 630-719-7955.

BLOOM REPORT: AS OF APRIL 27, 2015

Each spring, trees, shrubs, bulbs and wildflowers bloom throughout the The Morton Arboretum’s 1,700 acres. Ed Hedborn, Manager of Plant Records, reports on what’s blooming each week throughout the season. For the latest updates on what’s blooming at the Arboretum, call the Bloom 'n Color Hotline at 630-719-7955.

BLOOM REPORT: WEEK OF APRIL 17, 2015

Each spring, trees, shrubs, bulbs and wildflowers bloom throughout the The Morton Arboretum’s 1,700 acres. Ed Hedborn, Manager of Plant Records, reports on what’s blooming each week throughout the season. For the latest updates on what’s blooming at the Arboretum, call the Bloom 'n Color Hotline at 630-719-7955.

Fun Facts about Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO® bricks by Sean Kenney

How to read a plant label

The Arboretum grounds are divided into quadrants (see the  The Morton Arboretum Plant Collections map). Letters indicate the grid lines running from south to north, while numbers indicate those from west to east. To find a plant on the grounds, first consult the plant collections catalog for its scientific name and grid locations.

BLOOM REPORT FROM THE MORTON ARBORETUM: WEEK OF APRIL 28

LISLE, Ill. (April 29, 2014) — Each spring, trees, shrubs, bulbs and wildflowers bloom throughout the The Morton Arboretum’s 1,700 acres. Ed Hedborn, Manager of Plant Records, reports on what’s blooming each week throughout the season.

NEWS RELEASE: BLOOM REPORT FROM THE MORTON ARBORETUM: WEEK OF APRIL 11

LISLE, Ill. (April 17, 2014) — Each year, The Morton Arboretum’s grounds erupt with fragrant blooming flowers and woody plants. Ed Hedborn, Manager of Plant Records, monitors and reports on the Arboretum’s blooms each week during the spring season. For the latest bloom updates from the Arboretum, call the Bloom 'n Color Hotline at 630-719-7955.

Spring plant sales

Get the garden of your dreams with trees, shrubs, perennials and edible plants sold at the Arbor Day Plant Sale. Every plant you purchase at these sales supports The Morton Arboretum’s goal to encourage the planting and conservation of trees and other plants for a greener, healthier, and more beautiful world.

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