View all facilities

The Morton Arboretum

Other Link The Morton Arboretum website
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 theater 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.

Visitor Center

The Visitor Center is home to The Gingko Restaurant, with dramatic floor to ceiling windows overlooking scenic Meadow Lake. Browse in the Gift Shop to find unique nature inspired gifts.

Children’s Garden

The stunning 4-acre Children’s Garden is a magical, interactive nature playground on multiple levels, which contains 10 themed gardens which feed the imagination, learning, and respect for nature.

This award winning garden was developed by child education specialists, landscape architects, horticulturalists, and exhibit designers, and is geared toward youngsters ages 2 through 10.

Maze Garden

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.

Additional Information

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.