Beginning this June, The Morton Arboretum is bringing back its popular weekly summer concert series featuring top local bands, dancing, lawn games and the chance to unwind with small plates and drinks—all under the backdrop of the Arboretum’s lush green clearing and towering trees.
On June 8, The Morton Arboretum will unveil the Gateway to Tree Science, a new living exhibit that embodies the institution’s vast knowledge of trees as informed by nearly a century of science and research.
In April, The Morton Arboretum recognizes Arbor Day, a nationally celebrated holiday to encourage tree planting and care and one of special significance for the institution. Established in 1872 by the Morton family, Arbor Day is recognized on the last Friday of the month—this year it takes place April 26.
This summer, visitors to The Morton Arboretum in Chicago’s western suburbs will encounter a series of ingenious nature-themed sculptures crafted from more than a half-million LEGO bricks when the Nature Connects: Art with LEGO bricks by Sean Kenney returns.
The Morton Arboretum, a leader among the world’s tree-focused botanical gardens, announced today that it has surpassed the $63 million goal of its Growing Brilliantly fundraising campaign, with more than $73.9 million raised.