Spring is in its full glory at The Morton Arboretum! Look for magnolias in bloom in the Magnolia Collection, along Joy Path, in Arbor Court, on Frost Hill, near the Thornhill Education Center, and in many other spots.
Daffodils are a golden carpet in Daffodil Glade, and sparkle in sweeps all over the Arboretum. Wildflowers are spectacular out along the East Woods trails between Parking Lots 9 and 13. You’ll find carpets of tiny pink spring beauty, along with white and yellow trout lilies, Dutchman’s breeches, toothwort, Eastern false rue anemone, pale purple sharp-lobed hepatica, and yellow bellwort and bristly buttercup.
Virginia bluebells are on the verge in the woods, but many are already flowering in the Ground Cover Garden, along with many other perennials including Siberian bugloss; hellebores of many colors; red, orange, and yellow barrenwort; and blue and pink lungwort. All over the landscape, trees are many shades of delicate green as their leaves unfurl. There’s something lovely around every bend in the road or trail. But there’s much more to look forward to: Redbud, crabapple and cherry trees are yet to bloom!