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  • July-August 2016 At The Morton Arboretum

    The Morton Arboretum is celebrating the long days and warm evenings of summer with fantastic exhibits, events and programs for the whole family. New this summer, take a journey through time with Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau during the acclaimed outdoor walking play “Nature,” July 8-31. In late August, join us for a leisurely stroll around Meadow Lake while shopping from local artists during our first-ever Wine and Art Walk, August 27-28. And cyclists won’t want to miss the new Bikes, Branches and Bites event on August 13. Bike on vehicle-free roads, and enjoy live music and food trucks!
  • Plant Health Care Report issue 2016-4

    The scouting report of The Morton Arboretum for May 20, 2016.
  • 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.
  • Plant Health Care Report GDD update May 13, 2016

    The growing degree update from The Morton Arboretum for May 13, 2016.
  • Plant Health Care Report issue 2016-3

    The scouting report of The Morton Arboretum for May 6, 2016.
  • 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.
  • President of The Morton Arboretum receives Arbor Day Foundation's highest honor

    This Arbor Day, Dr. Gerard T. Donnelly, President and CEO of The Morton Arboretum, was recognized with the J. Sterling Morton Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Arbor Day Foundation, a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees.
  • Pro tips for a great garden design

    Working on a new garden this spring? Before you buy a bevy of plants, take a step back and look at the big picture. That’s what professional landscape designers do, according to Susan Jacobson, FASLA, landscape architect at The Morton Arboretum.
  • Celebrate 2016 National Public Gardens Day At The Morton Arboretum

    Friday, May 6 is National Public Gardens Day, a chance to recognize the country’s public gardens and the key role they play in bringing awareness and support to important scientific and environmental research, conservation and education. To celebrate, The Morton Arboretum is offering reduced admission to all visitors all day long on May 6—$9 for adults, $8 for seniors and $6 for youth age 2-17—and the opportunity to take part in fun and educational events highlighting the importance of public gardens.
  • Plant Health Care Report GDD update April 29, 2016

    The growing degree update from The Morton Arboretum for April 29, 2016.
  • 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.
  • Woodland wildflowers are springtime’s dainty treats

    Take a walk on the wilder side of The Morton Arboretum in spring for a once-a-year delight: ephemeral wildflowers. Seizing their moment in the sun before the trees’ leaves open to shade the forest floor, flowers twinkle and shine along paths and roadways all around the Arboretum.
  • Arboretum Partners With The Tollway To Enhance Urban Forest

    The Morton Arboretum is partnering with the Illinois Tollway to enhance aesthetics and expand tree canopy coverage along the Illinois Tollway system
  • Plant Health Care Report issue 2016-2

    The scouting report of The Morton Arboretum for April 22, 2016.
  • Trees Throughout Chicago To Inspire Residents To "Be A Tree Champion" This Arbor Day

    To celebrate Arbor Day and inspire Chicagoans to “Be a Tree Champion,” staff from The Morton Arboretum and a team of volunteers will be taking to the streets on Friday, April 22 to place nearly 2,000 tags on city trees as part of the organization’s annual Tree Tagging Campaign.
  • Celebrate Arbor Day In Daley Plaza With Plant Advice and One-Of-A-Kind Art Installation Made From Thousands Of Live Plants

    This April 29, Daley Plaza will go green during The Morton Arboretum’s second-annual Arbor Day Celebration and Pop-Up Plant Clinic. From 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Chicagoans can learn how to be tree champions with free tree and plant advice from Arboretum experts, vote for their favorite tree, and witness a one-of-a-kind “living billboard”—a 30 X 10-foot-long visual of trees designed using more than 9,000 live plants. Additionally, leading tree care company Bartlett Tree Experts will hand out a limited number of saplings to visitors.
  • 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.
  • Plant Health Care Report GDD update April 15, 2016

    The growing degree update from The Morton Arboretum for April 15, 2016.
  • Plant Health Care Report issue 2016-1

    The scouting report of The Morton Arboretum for April 8, 2016.
  • 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.