Connect with nature in this 1,700 acre outdoor oasis of spectacular woodlands, wetlands, prairies, lakes and meadows.
The Morton Arboretum is the perfect place to walk, bike, enjoy cross country skiing, take a guided tour, see art exhibits, enjoy theatre hikes, take a variety of classes, capture the beauty of nature on canvas or on film, bird watch and have fun year round.
Or just simply lose yourself in the serenity of the awe inspiring woods and scenery.
The Arboretumís new Visitor Center contains The Gingko Restaurant, with dramatic floor to ceiling windows overlooking scenic Meadow Lake. Browse in the Arboretum Gift Shop to find unique nature inspired gifts.
The stunning 4-acre Childrenís Garden is a magical, interactive nature playground on multiple levels, which contains 10 themed "gardens" which feed the imagination, learning and respect for nature.
The award winning gardens were developed by child education specialists, landscape architects, horticulturalists, and exhibit designers and is geared toward youngsters ages 2 through 10.
The Maze Garden contains an acre of winding paths featuring 2,400 hedges designed to provide an enjoyable natural experience.
A 12-foot high look-out platform built around a 60-foot tall sycamore tree provides visitors with a birds-eye view to watch family and friends navigate the maze. The clever design includes a series of gates throughout the Maze which allows staff to change the configuration of the maze to challenge repeat visitors.
The Morton Arboretum is the perfect place to enjoy nature at its best, every season.
It can also be a stunning location for weddings, business meetings, receptions and more.
The Morton Arboretum (630) 968-0074
4100 Illinois Route 53
Lisle, Illinois 60532