The Morton Arboretum

The Morton Arboretum

Life Skills
Lisle, Lisle, Illinois
(7 Reviews)

When Joy Morton established The Morton Arboretum in 1922, he envisioned a “great outdoor museum” of trees. Today, our living collections inspire visitors to appreciate, learn about, plant, and protect trees. The Arboretum champions the world's trees through plant collections, science and conservation, education, and outreach.

The Morton Arboretum's 1,700 acres hold more than 222,000 live plants representing nearly 4,300 taxa from around the world. Situated on the rolling Valparaiso moraine and bisected by the East Branch of the DuPage River, the Arboretum is planned and planted to nurture and display trees and shrubs in environments conducive to their growth.

The Arboretum conducts leading scientific research on tree health and tree improvement, collects and displays trees for study and enjoyment on the grounds, offers educational programming for adults and children, and presents nature-related activities year-round for people of all ages and interests.

Also on the grounds are the Visitor Center with The Arboretum Store and Ginkgo Restaurant and Café, four-acre Children’s Garden, one-acre Maze Garden, Sterling Morton Library, Plant Clinic, nine miles of roads, and 16 miles of trails.

Notes: The registrars office is the one who confirms registrations ([email protected]). They respond to emails Monday through Friday between 8:30 and 4pm. If a student registers through Coursehorse on Friday evening for a Saturday class, we will not have a way to confirm them.

Reviews of The Morton Arboretum

(7 Reviews)
Ikebana: Japanese Floral Arranging

6/30/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Ikebana: Japanese Floral Arranging


Excellent class. Great teacher.

Woodcraft Workshop: DIY Reclaimed Birdhouse

6/16/2019
Vicky K.

Attended: Woodcraft Workshop: DIY Reclaimed Birdhouse


Good instructor - very knowledgeable and helpful as were all the other helpers. Class was totally hands-on, even with the power tools, which was nice. Helpers were there at all times for those that needed help or guidance, so it was comfortable for all levels of experience. There was a good choice of weathered wood to choose from. A nice feature was that the back of each plank had been planed to show fresh wood, giving participants a choice of using either the weathered side, or the "new" side. Extra bits of wood were provided for those who wanted to add additional features to their birdhouse. The only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is because there could have been a little more instruction and a better ratio of tools to participants. A sheet of basic instructions, including measurements of the birdhouses would have been helpful. I realize it's a lot of work to haul power tools and wood to an event, but 2 saws and 3 nail guns for 15 people meant for a lot of waiting around. All in all, We came home with birdhouses that we're quite happy with and would recommend the class to others, especially if they'd like a fully hands-on class and the chance to use power tools.

Meditation and Essential Oils

1/24/2020
Catherine G.

Attended: Meditation and Essential Oils


Catherine G. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Beginning Beekeeping

10/10/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Beginning Beekeeping


Anonymous gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Ikebana: Japanese Floral Arranging

9/29/2019
Lorena J.

Attended: Ikebana: Japanese Floral Arranging


Lorena J. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Sensational Summer Side Dishes

8/16/2019
Mary Ann S.

Attended: Sensational Summer Side Dishes


Mary Ann S. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Woodcraft Workshop: DIY Reclaimed Birdhouse

6/22/2019
Jim K.

Attended: Woodcraft Workshop: DIY Reclaimed Birdhouse


Jim K. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

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4100 Illinois Rte 53, Lisle, Illinois 60532
The Morton Arboretum
Lisle, Suburbs
4100 Illinois Rte 53
At Ginkgo Wy
Lisle, Illinois 60532

Upcoming Classes at The Morton Arboretum

Beginner’s Nature Art Workshops
Beginner’s Nature Art Workshops
Next start date:

Sunday Jan 26th, 10am - 1pm

Arboretum Yoga
Arboretum Yoga
Next start date:

Monday Jan 27th, 9:30am - 10:30am

Beginning Smartphone Photography
Beginning Smartphone Photography
Next start date:

Saturday Feb 1st, 9am - 12pm

Beginning Beekeeping
Beginning Beekeeping
Next start date:

Wednesday Feb 5th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Diptychs, Triptychs and Montages
Diptychs, Triptychs and Montages
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Thursday Feb 6th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Intro to Watercolor
Intro to Watercolor
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Thursday Feb 6th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Expressions of Winter
Expressions of Winter
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Friday Feb 7th, 9am - 4pm

Full Moon Troll Hike
Full Moon Troll Hike
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Friday Feb 7th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Lawn-Free Design Workshop
Lawn-Free Design Workshop
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Tuesday Feb 11th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

Winter Tree ID
Winter Tree ID
Next start date:

Wednesday Feb 12th, 8am - 12pm

Valentine Floral Design
Valentine Floral Design
Next start date:

Wednesday Feb 12th, 7pm - 9pm

Meditation and Essential Oils
Meditation and Essential Oils
Next start date:

Thursday Feb 13th, 6pm - 7pm

Drawing Roots
Drawing Roots
Next start date:

Friday Feb 14th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

Forest Therapy Winter Walks
Forest Therapy Winter Walks
Next start date:

Saturday Feb 15th, 9:30am - 11:30am

Writing and Art Nature Retreat
Writing and Art Nature Retreat
Next start date:

Saturday Feb 22nd, 8am - 4pm

Basic Nature Photography
Basic Nature Photography
Next start date:

Saturday Feb 22nd, 9am - 12pm

Floral Design 101
Floral Design 101
Next start date:

Thursday Feb 27th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Begin to Draw Nature
Begin to Draw Nature
Next start date:

Saturday Feb 29th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

Design a Memorable Front Garden
Design a Memorable Front Garden
Next start date:

Wednesday Mar 4th, 9am - 12pm

Capturing Birds in Watercolor
Capturing Birds in Watercolor
Next start date:

Friday Mar 6th, 9:30am - 3:30pm

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