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  • The Arboretum's history comes alive with special, hand-picked items

    The Morton Arboretum has a long and storied history. Originally the estate of the Morton family, owners of Chicago-based Morton Salt Company, the Arboretum is a place where scientists, architects, artists and others have left lasting impressions, helping to carry the Arboretum forward in its mission to protect, care for and plant trees.
  • Preparing for spring at The Morton Arboretum

    March 20 marks the first official day of spring. As ice melts and soil thaws, the Arboretum’s horticulturists ready for the growing season.
  • Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with our chef's corned beef and cabbage recipe

    You won't need the luck of the Irish in the kitchen for this tried-and-true receipe from the Arboretum's Executive Chef Danny Ovanin.
  • Look closely to see that spring is here

    Signs of spring at The Morton Arboretum may be subtle, but they’re here. Some plants, such as vernal witch-hazel (Hamamelis vernalis) and winter honeysuckle (Lonicera fragrantissima), may bloom while we're still in winter boots, said Doris Taylor, plant information specialist at The Morton Arboretum.
  • Art and fun come together in Arboretum Uncorked

    Nature is the ultimate muse. Visitors look for inspiration in the Arboretum’s landscapes and at this time of year, they find it in a forest blanketed in sparking snow or in the light from a mid-morning sun as it peeks through bare branches.
  • Great reads from the Sterling Morton Library

    The Sterling Morton Library is a treasure trove. Discover all it has to offer as well as these staff recommended titles the next time you’re here.