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  • NEWS RELEASE: EXPLORE THE INTERNATIONAL AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM’S PASSPORT EUROPE FESTIVAL

    Take a trip across the pond to experience the vibrant cultures and long-held traditions of Europe at The Morton Arboretum’s Passport Europe Festival, Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25. The festival will include storytelling, dancing and authentic cuisine inspired by several European countries.
  • NEWS RELEASE: HAVE A ‘PAW’SOME DAY AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM’S TAILS ON THE TRAILS

    The Morton Arboretum invites furry friends and their owners to explore 16 scenic miles of hiking trails, woodlands and prairies during the Tails on the Trails event on Saturday, September 10.
  • NEWS RELEASE: THE MORTON ARBORETUM INVITES VISITORS BEHIND THE SCENES FOR SOUTH FARM ADVENTURE DAY

    The Morton Arboretum’s $63 million Growing Brilliantly campaign is underway, as evidenced by new construction taking place on the grounds to expand and improve its tree-focused operations and services. The public is invited to learn about some of the Growing Brilliantly projects with an afternoon of fun activities at the Arboretum, including a chance to see champion tree climbers in action, during South Farm Adventure Day.
  • NEWS RELEASE: ILLUMINATION: TREE LIGHTS AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM RETURNS ON NOVEMBER 18

    Returning this November to The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois, Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum brings exciting new features and re-imagined experiences together for a one-of-a-kind holiday event perfect for all ages. In its fourth year, Illumination ushers visitors through a magical wintertime walk in the woods, surrounded by a kaleidoscope of vivid, colored lights and surprising and delightful interactive effects.
  • NEWS RELEASE: THE MORTON ARBORETUM TO HOST NEW WINE AND ART WALK

    Strolling the pathway surrounding The Morton Arboretum’s Meadow Lake, visitors are met with a beautiful border of tall native grasses, colorful wildflowers, magnificent trees, and on Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28, nature-inspired art.
  • NEWS RELEASE: THE MORTON ARBORETUM WELCOMES BACK THE DESTINATION ASIA FESTIVAL

    Take a journey to the East during The Morton Arboretum’s third annual Destination Asia Festival, Saturday, August 6 and Sunday, August 7. The two-day festival will give visitors a glimpse into Asian culture with traditional performances, arts and athletic demonstrations – including sumo wrestling with the largest Japanese sumo wrestler in the world – authentic cuisine, and a chance to learn about the Arboretum’s diverse collection of trees from China, Japan, and Korea.