In 1922, salt company magnate Joy Morton established this tree haven on 175 acres. Today it spans 1,700 acres of woodlands, gardens, wetlands and other natural areas. The backyard gardener or landscape professional can sign up for classes or learn about nature in a 27,000-volume library featuring 5,000 rare books, 62 rare magazine titles and 1,500 pre-20th-century nursery catalogs.
|Venue name:||Morton Arboretum||Contact:|
4100 Illinois Rte 53
|Opening hours:||Daily 7am–sunset|
|Transport:||Train: Burlington/Santa Fe to Lisle. Take cab two miles to destination.|
|Price:||$12 (Wed $8), seniors 65 and older $11 (Wed $7), kids ages 2–17 $9 (Wed $6), kids under 2 and members free|