Established in 1922 by Joy Morton, The Morton Arboretum plays host to 222,000 specimens of trees, shrubs, and plants. Nine miles of roads and 16 miles of walking trails allow visitors to explore 1,700 acres containing nearly 5,000 different species, organized by taxonomic classification, geographic origin, and other special groupings. In 2016 over one million guests visited the arboretum, and in doing so supported tree health, tree improvement, and woodland conservation.
The Morton Arboretum is the champion of trees, with the mission to “collect and study trees, shrubs, and other plants from around the world, to display them across naturally beautiful landscapes for people to study and enjoy, and to learn how to grow them in ways that enhance our environment. Our goal is to encourage the planting and conservation of trees and other plants for a greener, healthier, and more beautiful world.”
Join us this year for some of our special events, such as Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum, to take a class, and to explore and enjoy the grounds.
4100 Route 53
Lisle, Illinois 60532