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  • 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.

    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.