October is a spectacular month to check out The Morton Arboretum and our abundant fall color. Enhance your trip to the Arboretum by tuning into these beautiful classical music selections while traveling our 16 miles of trails or winding around our 9 miles of paved roads.
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- Each year, The Morton Arboretum’s trees are a prime stop for area leaf-peepers, as many of the Arboretum’s 4,200 varieties of trees turn a brilliant palette of vibrant reds, oranges and golds. Ed Hedborn is the Arboretum’s official Fall Color Scout and reports on the Arboretum’s color each week during the season. Posted 9/29/2014
- The bounty of a fall farmer’s market will come to life in colorful blown glass as The Morton Arboretum welcomes back the Glass Pumpkin Patch, Oct. 15-19. More than 3,000 one-of-a-kind blown glass pieces will be on display and available for purchase during this annual event, including a new “Farmer’s Market,” featuring handmade blown-glass leaves, various fruits and vegetables.
- With a wealth of trees from so many countries, The Morton Arboretum has historically been a prime leaf-peeping location for locals and tourists. Not many know that better than Ed Hedborn, the Arboretum’s Fall Color Scout. Hedborn, who’s official Arboretum title is manager of plant records and information, has been monitoring fall color for nearly four decades.
Trees are good, right? Planting trees is the right thing to do. They make the world greener, healthier, and more beautiful. That is what we know and promote at The Morton Arboretum.
- The Fall Color Festival at The Morton Arboretum will get a running start as the 11th annual Fall Color 5K Run & Walk and Kid’s Dash takes place Sunday, October 5.