The Morton Arboretum is celebrating fall in spectacular style. September and October mark the final two months to catch Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO® bricks by Sean Kenney. Its first time in the Chicago area, the exhibit features 13 larger-than-life nature-themed displays painstakingly crafted from nearly half a million LEGO bricks. Nature Connects appeals to all ages, and adults can have even more LEGO brick-inspired fun by reliving their childhoods during our Grown-Up Play Date in the Children’s Garden.
Articles and stories
- The growing degree update from The Morton Arboretum for July 31, 2015.
- How does someone move a Galapagos tortoise built from more than 23,000 LEGO® bricks and measuring more than five feet long to an island surrounded by pond water? Very carefully and with the help of some friends, as it turns out.
- Hopeful young oaks and hackberries are taking root in the Lincoln Hill subdivision in unincorporated Milton Township south of Glen Ellyn. They’re a sign of progress, made with help from The Morton Arboretum, toward recovery from the scourge of the emerald ash borer.
- Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum returns this November with more lights, sights and sounds that will transform a Chicago-area wintertime walk in the woods into a colorful, inspiring experience like no other.
- The Ginkgo Restaurant has some new dishes in store for hungry visitors. The Arboretum's Executive Chef Danny Ovanin shares his thoughts on what to expect from many of the new menu offerings.