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Last day for the Glass Pumpkin Patch! Don't miss your chance to support local glass artists plus see free glass demonstrations
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Mark Catesby's "The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands" was the first published account of the flora and fauna of North America. Using touchscreen technology, visitors to the Sterling Morton Library are able to "page" through our 3rd edition published in 1771. His splendid artwork depicts the mammals, birds, reptiles, insects and plants of the region. Stop by Tales and Treasures to learn more about Catesby's remarkable work and story!
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If you missed it this morning, ABC 7 Chicago showcased the Glass Pumpkin Patch! Check it out:
The popular fall event returns for the third year with glassblowing demonstrations and beautiful, one-of-a-kind, fall-themed glass artwork for sale.
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What can we learn from the Urban Tree Study? Check out this great NapervilleSun story! http://buff.ly/H3ZKdv
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Take a ride on the Acorn Express for a special adventure! Travel to the Beech collection for a hike then make a Beechnut Fairy craft. Ideal for families with young children. This adventure is available only on 10/16 and 10/18 at 11 am. Tickets available morning-of in the Visitor Center!
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Fall plant care tip: Leave your last rose blooms on plants to encourage dormancy. Many will develop beautiful rose hips.
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The Glass Pumpkin Patch reopens at 10am. Stop by to meet the artists, see free demonstrations, vote for your pick of the patch and shop!
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Celebrate 90 years of tree conservation and education at the Arb with a walking tour of the oak and maple collections. Register for "Inside the Collections" - Tues., 10/22, 9-11:30 a.m. http://buff.ly/1i22aoZ
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Kunso Kim, our head of collections and curator, visited Korea on a plant expedition and found this royal azalea (Rhododendron schlippenbachii) growing in Chiri-san mountain at 4,000 feet elevation! Imagine how beautiful the mountain must be when all these azaleas are in full bloom.
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See live glass blowing demonstrations from 1-5pm today in the Glass Pumpkin Patch! Free with admission.
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The Glass Pumpkin Patch opens at 10am! See live glass-blowing demonstrations and chat with the artists! http://buff.ly/16MTr8H
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Installation on the 2013 Glass Pumpkin Patch is underway! See them in person Oct. 16-20 - http://buff.ly/19Ekvpi
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4100 Illinois 53 Lisle, IL 60532
4100 Illinois 53USIllinoisLisle60532
(630) 968-0074mortonarb.org
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The Morton Arboretum is an internationally recognized nonprofit organization dedicated to the planting and conservation of trees. Its 1,700 acres hold more than 222,000 live plants representing nearly 4,300 taxa from around the world.

The Arboretum offers extensive educational programming for all ages, conducts leading research on tree health and tree improvement, breeds and introduces hardy and disease-resistant trees and shrubs for distribution throughout the Midwest, and presents nature-related activities year-round for people of all ages and interests.

The Arboretum was founded in 1922 by Morton Salt magnate Joy Morton. Arboretum grounds offer an oasis of magnificently tended trees, 16 miles of hiking trails, 9 miles of roads, and 900 acres of natural areas including the prototypical, restored 100-acre Schulenberg Prairie.

Also on the grounds are the Visitor Center and Plant Clinic, The Arboretum Store, Ginkgo Restaurant and Café, four-acre Children’s Garden, one-acre Maze Garden, an environmentally-friendly parking lot, and a paved walking trail around restored Meadow Lake.

The Arboretum houses the renowned Sterling Morton Library, devoted to the literature and art of botany and horticulture.
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Diverse 1,700-acre nature preserve with a maze garden & tram plus picnicking, hiking & biking.- Google
"An absolutely beautiful place."
"Great walking trails and fun events throughout the year!"
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Mriganka T
5 months ago
Picturesque place to spend time with friends and family. It covers a huge area, and if you are into trees and botany, you will end up spending an entire day here, and would still have lots to take in. Some play options for kids too. Summers are best time to be. Fall is good too, though gets crowded. Keep an eye for the special events. Avoid during winters.
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Mallory Conlon
4 months ago
I recently was married at the Arboretum, and I have nothing but amazing things to say about them. From the catering to organizing the venue, the Arboretum is a well-oiled machine that knows how to throw an amazing party. Elana with the catering side of the arboretum is the best - she is so accommodating and always quickly responded to any questions I had. On the venue side, Dana is so organized and really knows how to keep the wedding planning process on track. Dana also was great to bounce ideas off of during the planning process. From valet service to uplighting, she had suggestions for everything! With the gorgeous grounds, the beyond attentive wait staff, delicious food, and organized planners, the Arboretum was definitely the best choice for us to hold our wedding!
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Cesar Delgado
2 months ago
12 miles running on these route, amazing!!. I also have visited just for walking with my family and in father's day as well and yes absolutely recommended. The European trees! I love that section.
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Mark Moxley
7 months ago
Great place to take small children for a few hours of active fun. Be prepared for them to play in the water. If you are there for the trees, you will also be very happy with your visit. Try roaming the outlying areas of the arboretum. Or go early in the morning for some quiet exercise.
Response from the owner - 7 months ago
Thank you so much for sharing your experience!
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Jason Cadell
3 months ago
The Morton Arboretum is always hosting special events that interest many to come and explore. I know that it's always a fun adventure going on any normal day to check out the trails, paths and open areas. I especially like going when it's not as crowded this is usually at off times early or later in the day. Also going when it's cold or inclement weather seems to work! When you've decided to go please be sure to be prepared especially during warmer weather to keep ticks and other bugs off yourself wear longer pants instead of shorts.
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Amy Page
a month ago
I grew up visiting the arboretum and I still return for a visit whenever I am in the area. Things have definitely evolved as the years have gone by, but Morton still provides a natural peaceful setting for all ages.
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Taylor Gampo
3 months ago
I fell in love, literally, fell in love with my soulmate at this place. The view is enchanting, the people are amazing. So much to see and enjoy. The air smells amazing and it'll make you never want to leave.
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Dental Office
6 months ago
Very good lunch choices. Unending number of interesting trees, many labeled. Beautiful vistas. Clean and safe. Good for long or short walks. They have reciprocity with the Botanic Garden.