Visit and explore

Visit and explore

Getting answers at the Plant Clinic

At any season of the year, the Plant Clinic of The Morton Arboretum is ready to help homeowners and professionals have lovely and useful gardens and healthy trees and plants.

Ring In 2014 with New Events at the Arboretum

From cooking classes to drive-in movies, The Morton Arboretum is offering a slate of new events in 2014. Members and visitors of all ages will enjoy the new offerings, including our Chef’s Table series, seasonally-themed dinners, summer festivals and more.


LISLE, Ill. (December 27, 2013)—Celebrate this winter at The Morton Arboretum!  This season, embrace the chill and head outdoors to visit Husky Heroes, The Morton Arboretum’s own Siberian husky demonstrations. Or in February, celebrate chocolate with your family, friends or your valentine at one of several chocolate-themed events. Choose from a chocolate truffle-making party, our Chocolate Expo and Market or a special presentation on February 15 about Chicago’s storied candy history with historian and author of “Chicago’s Sweet Candy History,” Leslie Goddard.


LISLE, Ill. (December 26, 2013)—The Arboretum Store at The Morton Arboretum is known by its fans as a top place to find unique, nature-themed gifts. Today, the Arboretum has launched an online store, with a wide selection of some of the store’s top gifts, many exclusive to the Arboretum. The online store features a wide selection of products for all ages, from children’s games and toys to desktop items, to beautiful pieces for the home.


LISLE, IL (December 10, 2013)—The Morton Arboretum store is a great place to shop this year for unique, nature-themed holiday gifts, and from 3-5 p.m. this Monday, December 16, non-members can shop The Arboretum Store without paying admission to the Arboretum.

Illumination: Behind the Scenes

Many have asked how the Arboretum created Illumination, our first lights event. To bring our vision to life, the Arboretum partnered with top lighting design firm Lightswitch, a company that’s created lighting experiences for institutions around the world, including Virgin Galactic and the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge. We sat down with John Featherstone, founder and principal at Lightswitch, to give our readers an inside look at the creation of this exhibition.

Illumination: In the news

The Chicagoland media is abuzz about Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum. Read our rave reviews then come experience it for yourself.

Day-after-Thanksgiving recipes from the Arboretum’s chef

Give your Thanksgiving leftovers a creative twist with these recipes from Chef Jean-Louis Clerc of the Ginkgo Restaurant. Or ditch the kitchen for a day and take the family out to The Morton Arboretum for lunch and a hike!

Thanksgiving recipes from the Arboretum chef

Make your Thanksgiving meal one to remember with these recipe ideas from Chef Jean-Louis Clerc, the mastermind in The Morton Arboretum's Ginkgo Restaurant kitchen.

Fresh winter wreaths on sale now

Shop The Arboretum Store's selection of all-natural outdoor holiday wreaths. Pre-order your holiday wreaths through The Arboretum Store or stop by for the annual Holiday Wreath Sale, Friday, Nov. 29 through Saturday, Dec. 21.