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  • Construction begins at South Farm

    As part of the Growing Brilliantly Campaign, the Arboretum is constructing new facilities at South Farm, a staff work area located to the southwest of the Visitor Center.
  • Warm spells don’t mean it’s time to garden

    Early spring in Chicago often brings spells of warm weather. But that doesn’t mean it’s time to start gardening, says Doris Taylor, Plant Clinic manager at The Morton Arboretum.
  • NEWS RELEASE: MAY-JUNE 2016 EVENTS AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM

    This May and June, The Morton Arboretum offers a spectacular line-up of special events, children and family programs and adult classes. On May 5, celebrate the holiday with our first-ever Cinco de Mayo Dinner. May also brings our popular Tails on the Trails, one of the few days dogs can enjoy the Arboretum. Visitors can bring their pups for a day of hiking, pet demonstrations, and a pet expo.
  • Watch out for winter burn

    As spring arrives, you may start to notice brown patches on some evergreen shrubs. They’re likely to become more noticeable against the green of the garden as leaves open on other plants.
  • NEWS RELEASE: CALLING ALL CHAMPIONS OF TREES! RUN FOR A GREENER WORLD DURING ARBORETUM 10K

    On Sunday, April 24, run for a greener, healthier, more beautiful world during The Morton Arboretum’s sixth-annual 10K race. With a new name, The Champion of Trees 10K is the Arboretum’s first nod to the start of spring, taking participants on a challenging and scenic run through the Arboretum’s beautiful grounds in support of the institution’s programs and research initiatives.
  • NEWS RELEASE: FEBRUARY-APRIL 2016 PROGRAMS AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM

    The Morton Arboretum celebrates winter and spring with family-friendly events, programs and classes. Visitors are looking forward to bringing their four-legged friends to the next Dog Admission Day March 5. Couples will romance at the Valentine’s Day Dinner Feb. 13-14. Little ones will enjoy Breakfast with the Bunny March 25-26 and everyone will savor Easter Brunch March 27. The Arboretum’s celebration of trees includes The Champion of Trees 10K Run on April 24, and a visit from Curious George, plant sale and activities in the Children’s Garden all day long on Arbor Day, April 29.