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  • 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 lcoations.

  • Go From Garden to Table with the Arboretum's New Edible Gardening Workshop

    This March, The Morton Arboretum will debut its Edible Gardening Workshop series, aimed at providing unique and creative ideas for adding edible plants and trees to a landscape or backyard garden. This five-part workshop series takes place on Saturdays throughout March and April, and each course is taught by recognized plant and garden experts.
  • Spring plant sales

    Get the garden of your dreams with trees, shrubs, perennials and edible plants sold through The Morton Arboretum Members' Exclusive Plant Catalog Sale and Arbor Day Plant Sale. Arboretum members will receive the Members' Exclusive Plant Sale catalog by mail in January; advance ordering begins February 3, and plants are picked up on Arbor Day weekend. For more great plants, plan to shop the Arbor Day Plant Sale, open to members and the public, at the Arboretum April 24 through 26, 2015. 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.
  • Get a jump on the holiday season

    Even though the leaves have barely begun to change colors, the holiday countdown has entered the double digits.
  • Fall is for families at the Arb

    From Halloween hikes to festive foods, fall is perfect for families at the Arboretum.
  • Perfect prairie? No, but a pioneer

    When Ray Schulenberg and other Morton Arboretum staff members set out to recreate a prairie on an eight-acre patch of farmland 51 years ago, there were no instructions to follow.