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The Morton Arboretum

The Morton Arboretum

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Lisle, Lisle, Illinois
(2 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

(2 Reviews)
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.

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

Red, White, and Blue Floral Arrangement
Red, White, and Blue Floral Arrangement
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Tuesday Jul 2nd, 7pm - 9pm

Nature in Graphite
Nature in Graphite
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Wednesday Jul 10th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Intro to Wildlife Photography
Intro to Wildlife Photography
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Wednesday Jul 10th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Basic Nature Photography
Basic Nature Photography
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Thursday Jul 11th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

What is a Tree? Live Podcast with In Defense of Plants
What is a Tree? Live Podcast with In Defense of Plants
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Thursday Jul 11th, 7pm - 9pm

Natural History Bike Tour
Natural History Bike Tour
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Friday Jul 12th, 6pm - 8pm

What to Know Before You Go
What to Know Before You Go
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Saturday Jul 13th, 9am - 12pm

Navigating with a Map and Compass
Navigating with a Map and Compass
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Sunday Jul 14th, 12pm - 4pm

Gardening for Pollinators
Gardening for Pollinators
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Saturday Jul 20th, 9am - 12pm

Backyard Chickens 101: Chicken-Keeping
Backyard Chickens 101: Chicken-Keeping
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Saturday Jul 20th, 9am - 11am

Backyard Chickens 102: Chicken Coop Basics
Backyard Chickens 102: Chicken Coop Basics
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Saturday Jul 20th, 12pm - 2pm

Ikebana: Japanese Floral Arranging
Ikebana: Japanese Floral Arranging
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Saturday Jul 20th, 1pm - 3:30pm

Drawing Shells
Drawing Shells
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Thursday Jul 25th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

Plant and Sip Night
Plant and Sip Night
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Thursday Aug 8th, 7pm - 9pm

Begin to Draw Nature
Begin to Draw Nature
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Saturday Sep 7th, 9am - 12pm

Beginning Home Composting
Beginning Home Composting
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Wednesday Sep 11th, 7pm - 9pm

Woodblock Printing
Woodblock Printing
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Wednesday Sep 11th, 7pm - 9:30pm

Outdoor Skills: Fire-Building Workshop
Outdoor Skills: Fire-Building Workshop
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Saturday Sep 21st, 9:30am - 11:30am

DIY Fall Garden Flag
DIY Fall Garden Flag
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Sunday Oct 6th, 10am - 3pm

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