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  • NEW CHAIRMAN ELECTED TO THE MORTON ARBORETUM BOARD OF TRUSTEES; ALSO FIVE NEW TRUSTEES

    Darrell B. Jackson, president and CEO at Seaway Bank and Trust, has been elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees at The Morton Arboretum. He succeeds W. Robert Reum, chairman, president and CEO of Amsted Industries, who served in that role for the past 13 years.
  • Roam for gnomes in the Children's Garden this month

    If you find yourself in the Children's Garden this month, keep your eyes open for hidden gnomes. Families can explore our Children’s Garden, peeking into Adventure Woods or traveling through the Backyard Discovery Gardens in search of these pint-sized friends.
  • Set the table for Thanksgiving with dishes from the Arboretum's new head chef

    This Thanksgiving, consider a break from some of the traditional dishes and try your hand at these recipes straight from the culinary playbook of The Morton Arboretum's head chef Danny Ovanin. Ovanin specializes in seasonal, locally-sourced fare and previously served as the executive chef at Glen Prairie Restaurant in Glen Ellyn.
  • FALL COLOR REPORT FROM THE MORTON ARBORETUM, OCTOBER 22 THROUGH 29, 2014

    Fall color is excellent this week at The Morton Arboretum, with some of the best reds, yellows, oranges, and golds of the season. The warm, bright sunny days and cool nights we had earlier have brightened our landscapes. Color is especially good in the Arboretum’s Maple Collection; the East Woods; the Lake Marmo and Sterling Pond areas; and the Schulenberg Prairie.
  • FALL COLOR REPORT FROM THE MORTON ARBORETUM, OCTOBER 16 THROUGH 22, 2014

    This week, fall color has come in force to The Morton Arboretum, even though our weather has been cool and wet. Visitors in the coming two weeks, including this weekend’s Glass Pumpkin Patch, will see some of the best color of our season. The warm, bright sunny days and cool nights we had earlier have brightened our landscape. More color is showing in our collections this week, especially in the Maple Collection and in our natural areas in the East Woods; around Lake Marmo and Sterling Pond; and in our Schulenberg Prairie. Sugar maples especially are showing rich hues of orange and red.