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Fragrance Garden

Fragrance Garden at The Morton Arboretum
Follow your nose to the inviting fragrance garden at The Morton Arboretum, just west of the Thornhill Education Center at the north end of Joy Path.


This secluded half-acre garden contains plants whose flowers, fruit, or foliage are fragrant. The garden was built and planted in 1984 and currently contains more than 95 different types of trees, shrubs, and perennials.

The Fragrance Garden is a favorite among regular visitors. Its tranquility, inviting benches, and small fountain encourage relaxation, reflection, and a greater appreciation for nature. During the summer, the garden is accented with the additional color and fragrance of summer annuals in containers and beds. A few aquatic plants are added to the fountain in order to further enhance this charming place.

Among the highlights are Kentucky wisteria (Wisteria macrostachya), Korean boxwood (Buxus microphylla var. koreana), and Little Spire Russian-sage (Pervoskia 'Little Spire').