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:||Dec-Mar: $9, seniors 65 and older $8, kids ages 2–17 $9, kids ages 2–17 $6; April–Nov: $14 (Wed $9), seniors $12 (Wed $8), kids ages 2–17 $9 (Wed $6); kids 1 and younger always free|
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The Morton Arboretum is my favorite spot to visit during the summer & fall seasons. It's a great place to go when you need a break from the city for a bit. They have a phenomenal collection of plants and trees from all over the world that make up their various landscapes. And lovely trails all along the grounds that take you through each landscape. No matter the season, something is always blooming at The Morton Arboretum.