AAA Editor Notes
Morton Arboretum is on 1,700 acres about .25 mi. n. of I-88 SR 53 exit. More than 4,300 types of trees, shrubs and other plants are displayed in woodlands, wetlands, gardens and a restored native prairie. Crab apples, lilacs and daffodils bloom in spring, while prairie flowers abound July through September. The fall foliage color display is outstanding October through November. Guided 1-hour tours in open-air trams are available seasonally (weather permitting).
Trees and shrubs are labeled for identification along the 16 miles of trails and 9 miles of roadways; further information is available at the visitor center. The 1-acre Maze Garden challenges visitors to find their way through seven outdoor rooms formed by hedges. Designed for kids ages 2-10, the Children’s Garden offers 4 acres of trees, play areas and water features; young visitors can wade in a pond, slide down giant tree roots or play games that teach them how to identify different types of trees.
Pets are not permitted. Special events are offered throughout the year.
Guided tours are available. Food is available.