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  • Gifts for a gardener

    Drop by The Arboretum Store at The Morton Arboretum to find a distinctive, inspiring, or useful gift for your favorite gardener for the 2015 holiday season.
  • The Arboretum embarks on a project to renew the DuPage River

    Visitors to The Morton Arboretum in November and December will likely start to see something that has been hidden for years: the banks of the DuPage River.
  • Meet Shannon Jane Morgan, Glass Pumpkin Patch creator

    Shannon Jane Morgan and other featured artist will present live demonstrations of glassblowing and art glass creation at the Glass Pumpkin Patch event October 14 through 18, 2015.
  • Arboretum arborists take home top spots in tree climbing competition

    Congratulations to The Morton Arboretum's arborists Beau Nagan and Brandon Dobnick who took home first and third place overall in the Illinois Arborist Association Tree Climbing Competition Master's Challenge.
  • Winners announced in the Brick by Brick Photo Contest

    Dozens of LEGO® enthusiasts shared their wonderful nature-inspired LEGO brick masterpieces with us in our Brick by Brick Photo Contest.

  • The mysteries of fall color revealed

    All across The Morton Arboretum in the fall, trees are changing color. Some trees light up the hillsides like red flames. In other places, a walk in the woods surround you with gold. Why do leaves change color before they fall in autumn? And why do they turn different colors?