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  • 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.
  • NEWS RELEASE: THE MORTON ARBORETUM EXPLORES CONNECTION BETWEEN TREES AND MAPLE SYRUP IN FAMILY PROGRAM

    Experience traditional maple tapping and the making of maple syrup in all its stages at our Syrup Tree and Silver Dollar Brunch. This family favorite takes place during several hour and a half sessions from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 21 and Sunday, March 22.
  • NEWS RELEASE: REGISTER NOW FOR THE MORTON ARBORETUM’S 2015 SUMMER SCIENCE CAMP

    Registration is now open for The Morton Arboretum’s 2015 Summer Science Camp, which promotes active learning and outdoor exploration all summer long. This season features more than 120 camps for kids in kindergarten through 8th grade, including six brand-new offerings.
  • NEWS RELEASE: NEW REPORT OFFERS STRATEGIES TO HELP BOTANICAL GARDENS STRENGTHEN CONSERVATION VALUE OF COLLECTIONS

    With more than 8,000 tree species threatened with extinction, an urgent need exists for botanical gardens to protect threatened trees in dedicated conservation collections. A new report published in the international conservation journal Oryx offers strategies and guidelines to help botanical gardens strengthen the conservation value of their tree collections.