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  • 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.
  • Helen Avalynne Tawes Garden Awarded Level I Accreditation By Arbnet Arboretum Accreditation Program

    The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program and The Morton Arboretum are pleased to announce that Helen Avalynne Tawes Garden in Annapolis, MD has been awarded a Level I Accreditation. By achieving particular standards of professional practices deemed important for arboreta and botanic gardens, Tawes Garden is now recognized as an accredited arboretum in The Morton Register of Arboreta.

  • AREA STUDENTS WIN NATIONAL ESSAY CONTEST, ANSWER “WHAT DID THE TREE SEE?”

    The Morton Arboretum, in partnership with the Alliance for Community Trees and Treetures® Environmental Education Program, is pleased to announce that three Chicago-area students are winners of a national essay contest, “What Did the Tree See?”
  • Plant and Discover

    Children and their parents can share the sensory experience of planting and growing in the Children’s Garden this spring as they learn gardening basics.
  • Why Arbor Day?

    How one tree lover changed the world through planting trees.
  • Art In Action at The Morton Arboretum

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    Editors: Photos Available

    Live demonstrations take center stage at this year’s Nature Artists’ Guild spring exhibit at The Morton Arboretum.

    For more than 25 years, the Nature Artists’ Guild of The Morton Arboretum has been showcasing its members’ talent in its annual spring exhibit. On Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., visitors can enjoy this year’s exhibit of more than 100 original pieces. There will be artworks in a variety of media, some available for purchase.