Stunning in any season The Morton Arboretum, in Lisle, Illinois is especially spectacular in fall. The arboretum covers 1,700 acres and is arranged into gardens of various plant types and collections of trees…My last visit was in late summer of this year, and I am now planning my return visit.
The arboretum includes native woodlands and a restored Illinois prairie. The Arboretum has over 4,100 different species of trees, shrubs and other woody plants from around the globe. In all, there are over 186,000 cataloged plants. The Arboretum has 16 miles of hiking trails and nine miles of roadways for driving/bicycling.
The Arboretum features a 4 acre interactive Children’s Garden and a 1-acre “Maze Garden.” Other special landscaped areas include the Fragrance Garden, Ground Cover Garden, and Hedge Garden. The Schulenberg Prairie is one of the largest restored prairies in the Chicago suburban area.
The Arboretum offers an extensive Education Program dedicated to a broader understanding of plants and nature, and ways to improve our world. Classes serve children/family/school groups, encompassing adult programs, certificate and training courses, and a cooperative botany degree program with regional colleges and universities.
General Morton Arboretum Information
4100 Illinois Route 53,
Lisle, IL 60532
The Morton Arboretum is open year-round. The grounds of the Arboretum open at 7:00 a.m. and close at sunset. Check hours for the visitor center, children’s garden, library, café, etc.
April through November
$14 Adults ages 18–64
$12 Seniors ages 65+
$9 Youth ages 2–17
December through March And Every Wednesday
$9 Adults ages 18–64
$8 Seniors ages 65+
$6 Youth ages 2–17
Children 1 and younger are free
Events & Information Page
If tickets are required you can register and purchase them online.