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Last chance to see Exuberant Blooms!

Experience our biggest annual floral display to date before it closes on October 1.

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A man, woman, and child look at a miniature train on an outdoor track.
Trains stop rolling for the season on October 9!
Garden Railway: Public Gardens

In honor of our 90th anniversary, we're celebrating the joy and importance of public gardens at the Garden Railway! See miniature replicas of iconic structures at some of America's most famous public gardens including the Climatron at Missouri Botanical Garden, Torii Gate and Pavilion at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Science Pyramid at Denver Botanic Gardens, and so much more.

Register for the Scarecrow Design Contest!

Registration Deadline: September 21

Morris Arboretum & Gardens’ Scarecrow Design Contest is back for the 16th year! This year’s theme is “The 1990s” in celebration of our 90th anniversary as a public garden. It’s your chance to create a scarecrow version of your favorite ’90s musician, icon, or nostalgia for display at the Morris! Scarecrows will be on display from October 1 through October 31. Visitors will vote online for their favorite scarecrow to determine the winners. The top three scarecrows win a cash prize—top prize is $250!

Register Today!

Fall 2023 Courses

Get outdoors, build new skills, meet new people, make something beautiful!

Whether you've been flexing a green thumb for years, you're new to horticulture, or you're looking for a new hobby, there's something for everyone at the Morris this season. From exercise and meditation in our beautiful gardens, to creative outlets that use nature's beauty as a muse, our course catalog is filled with over 90 inspiring education experiences to choose from.  

Register today—courses fill up quickly!

Courses for Adults Kids & Family Classes Lecture Series School of Arboriculture
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Read the new issue of Seasons
Morris Arboretum & Gardens' bi-annual magazine

In this latest issue of Seasons, we highlight our ongoing research since opening to the public in 1933. From a new research lab to finding new plants for our warming climate, there's a whole other side of the Morris that exists beyond the Garden. Learn more about what we're doing behind the scenes, and how our conservation research impacts not only the future of the Morris, but the future of plants and trees everywhere.

This Month's Highlights

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90 Years Connecting Plants, People, and Place

For our 90th year of being open to the public, we have unveiled a new name, a refreshed brand, and a renewed emphasis on color and beauty!
Celebrate this milestone year with us with new events and programs, including themed garden tours, fun kids’ activities, a reduced-price community weekend, and much more. 

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