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  • Gardening year begins in winter with learning, planning and shopping

    The gardening year begins in winter, with learning, planning, and shopping. Now is the time to prepare for a more beautiful garden in spring and all through the season.
  • NEWS RELEASE: THE MORTON ARBORETUM WELCOMES 1 MILLION VISITORS IN 2015, A NEW RECORD

    The Morton Arboretum has welcomed one million visitors in a single year for the first time in its 93-year history. This tops the Arboretum’s previous yearly attendance record of 934,000, set in 2014. Membership has also grown significantly in 2015, to 42,890 member households. The Morton Arboretum is one of only six public gardens in the United States to reach these milestones.
  • One Million Tree Champions and Growing!

    The Morton Arboretum, an outdoor museum and living tree laboratory outside of Chicago, Illinois, welcomed more than one million visitors in 2015, reaching this single-year milestone for the first time in its 93-year history.
  • INTERACT WITH SIBERIAN SLED DOGS AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM’S HUSKY HEROES EVENT

    Visitors of all ages will enjoy interacting with Siberian sled dogs when Husky Heroes returns to The Morton Arboretum, Jan. 30-31, 2016.
  • NEWS RELEASE: THE ENCHANTED RAILROAD RETURNS TO THE MORTON ARBORETUM

    The Morton Arboretum welcomes back its popular Enchanted Railroad this January with a theme that celebrates the seasons and a new LEGO® train car created by the artist behind this summer’s smash exhibit Nature Connects. The exhibit opens Jan. 15 and continues through Feb. 21.
  • NEWS RELEASE: THE MORTON ARBORETUM INTRODUCES FIRST-EVER ARBORETUM BEER

    This month, The Morton Arboretum will introduce Arbor Oak Amber Ale, its first-ever namesake beer. Brewed in partnership with Chicago’s Lake Effect Brewing Co. using oak from the Arboretum’s grounds and Wisconsin special-roast malts, the new beer is a perfect blend of seasonal flavors.