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  • Fall Color Report: September 27-October 6, 2016

    Now that bright sunny days and cool nights have arrived, trees are taking on their fall colors.
  • Fall Color Report: September 23-29, 2016

    The latest on fall color at The Morton Arboretum
  • BLOOM REPORT: MAY 12, 2016

    Each spring, trees, shrubs, bulbs and wildflowers bloom throughout the The Morton Arboretum’s 1,700 acres. Ed Hedborn, manager of plant records, reports on what’s blooming each week throughout the season.
  • BLOOM REPORT: MAY 5, 2016

    Each spring, trees, shrubs, bulbs and wildflowers bloom throughout the The Morton Arboretum’s 1,700 acres. Ed Hedborn, manager of plant records, reports on what’s blooming each week throughout the season.
  • BLOOM REPORT: APRIL 27

    Each spring, trees, shrubs, bulbs and wildflowers bloom throughout the The Morton Arboretum’s 1,700 acres. Ed Hedborn, manager of plant records, reports on what’s blooming each week throughout the season.
  • BLOOM REPORT: APRIL 14, 2016

    Each spring, trees, shrubs, bulbs and wildflowers bloom throughout the The Morton Arboretum’s 1,700 acres. Ed Hedborn, manager of plant records, reports on what’s blooming each week throughout the season. Take a springtime stroll and enjoy all the spectacle of spring at the Arboretum. For the latest updates on what’s blooming at the Arboretum, call the Bloom 'n Color Hotline at 630-719-7955.
  • BLOOM REPORT: APRIL 1, 2016

    Each spring, trees, shrubs, bulbs and wildflowers bloom throughout the The Morton Arboretum’s 1,700 acres. Ed Hedborn, manager of plant records, reports on what’s blooming each week throughout the season. For the latest updates on what’s blooming at the Arboretum, call the Bloom 'n Color Hotline at 630-719-7955.
  • BLOOM REPORT: MARCH 22, 2016

    Each spring, trees, shrubs, bulbs and wildflowers bloom throughout the The Morton Arboretum’s 1,700 acres. Ed Hedborn, Manager of Plant Records, reports on what’s blooming each week throughout the season. For the latest updates on what’s blooming at the Arboretum, call the Bloom 'n Color Hotline at 630-719-7955.
  • FALL COLOR REPORT: NOVEMBER 5-NOVEMBER 11, 2015

    Ed Hedborn, Manager of Plant Records, reports on what’s in color each week throughout the season. For the latest updates on what’s blooming at the Arboretum, call the Bloom 'n Color Hotline at 630-719-7955.
  • FALL COLOR REPORT: OCTOBER 29-NOVEMBER 4, 2015

    Fall colors are still showing yellow in our East Woods, with sugar maples mostly yellow to yellow-orange. The Maple and Oak Collections are nearing the end of the fall color season, but yellows, oranges, wine-purples, warm browns and russets still delight the eye.
  • FALL COLOR REPORT: OCTOBER 22-OCTOBER 28, 2015

    Fall colors are spectacular in our East Woods and tree collections and around Lake Marmo and Sterling Pond. Sugar maples are mostly yellow to yellow-orange with a few hints of red. The Maple and Oak collections are especially lovely places for a stroll to view colorful trees and other plants from around the world.For the latest fall color updates from the Arboretum, call the Bloom 'n Color Hotline at 630-719-7955.
  • FALL COLOR REPORT: OCTOBER 15-OCTOBER 21, 2015

    The continued bright sunny days and cool nights have led to greater fall color, making a walk around Lake Marmo and through the Oak and Maple collections a visual delight. For the latest fall color updates from The Morton Arboretum, call the Bloom 'n Color Hotline at 630-719-7955.
  • FALL COLOR REPORT: OCTOBER 9-OCTOBER 14, 2015

    The bright sunny days and cool nights of the past week have helped fall color develop in the trees of the Arboretum’s collections and natural areas. The color show will only become more vibrant in the coming week. For the latest fall color updates from the Arboretum, call the Bloom 'n Color Hotline at 630-719-7955.
  • FALL COLOR REPORT: OCTOBER 1-OCTOBER 8, 2015

    The curtain has risen on the fall color show at The Morton Arboretum! Warm, bright sunny days and cool nights will encourage more trees’ leaves to change over the coming weeks, including during the Glass Pumpkin Patch, October 14 through 18.
  • BLOOM REPORT: AS OF MAY 1, 2015

    Each spring, trees, shrubs, bulbs and wildflowers bloom throughout the The Morton Arboretum’s 1,700 acres. Ed Hedborn, Manager of Plant Records, reports on what’s blooming each week throughout the season. For the latest updates on what’s blooming at the Arboretum, call the Bloom 'n Color Hotline at 630-719-7955.
  • BLOOM REPORT: AS OF APRIL 27, 2015

    Each spring, trees, shrubs, bulbs and wildflowers bloom throughout the The Morton Arboretum’s 1,700 acres. Ed Hedborn, Manager of Plant Records, reports on what’s blooming each week throughout the season. For the latest updates on what’s blooming at the Arboretum, call the Bloom 'n Color Hotline at 630-719-7955.
  • BLOOM REPORT: WEEK OF APRIL 17, 2015

    Each spring, trees, shrubs, bulbs and wildflowers bloom throughout the The Morton Arboretum’s 1,700 acres. Ed Hedborn, Manager of Plant Records, reports on what’s blooming each week throughout the season. For the latest updates on what’s blooming at the Arboretum, call the Bloom 'n Color Hotline at 630-719-7955.
  • BLOOM REPORT: WEEK OF APRIL 10, 2015

    Each spring, trees, shrubs, bulbs and wildflowers bloom throughout the The Morton Arboretum’s 1,700 acres. Ed Hedborn, Manager of Plant Records, reports on what’s blooming each week throughout the season.
  • BLOOM REPORT: WEEK OF APRIL 3, 2015

    Each spring, trees, shrubs, bulbs and wildflowers bloom throughout the The Morton Arboretum’s 1,700 acres. Ed Hedborn, Manager of Plant Records, reports on what’s blooming each week throughout the season.
  • FALL COLOR REPORT: OCTOBER 22-OCTOBER 29, 2014

    Fall color is excellent this week at The Morton Arboretum, with some of the best reds, yellows, oranges, and golds of the season. The warm, bright sunny days and cool nights we had earlier have brightened our landscapes.