The Morton Arboretum has appointed Matt Lobdell as the institution’s new curator and head of collections.
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- The Chicago Wilderness alliance recently honored The Morton Arboretum for achieving the Excellence in Ecological Restoration accreditation. The Chicago Wilderness Excellence in Ecological Restoration program showcases excellence in conservation leadership and site-based restoration by recognizing high-quality natural areas and the organizations that manage them.
- March will mark the return of The Morton Arboretum’s popular Edible Gardening Workshop series, which will showcase unique ideas, resources and techniques for incorporating edible plants and trees into landscapes and home gardens. The five-part series taking place Saturdays throughout March and April will be led by top gardening experts including Bill Shores, manager for Rick Bayless’ organic garden, and “Kiss My Aster” author Amanda Thomsen.
- If you make sure your Christmas tree is recycled into mulch or compost to improve soil and protect plants, you’ll know it didn’t go to waste.
- Building a railroad, even an enchanted one, is a serious undertaking. “More than 100 hours of design and installation go into making our Enchanted Railroad a reality,” said Special Events Coordinator Diana Fischer-Woods, of the event that has long been a favorite of visitors.
- On Saturday, January 24, put on your winter boots and coat and bring the family to The Morton Arboretum for a day of winter fun! Trek into the Children’s Garden for Family Winter Play Day to watch a professional ice carver create a masterpiece, then paint, build, experiment with ice and water, hike, or play games before warming up by the fire and enjoying delicious s’mores.