Celebrating a Century at the Arboretum

By The Morton Arboretum

In honor of The Morton Arboretum’s centennial milestone, its horticulturists selected a cultivar of the rare Zamoyski’s linden to be designated the Centennial™ linden. A number will be planted across the Chicago region as part of the Centennial Tree Planting Initiative, with the goal of further diversifying the regional forest. Learn more about this special tree and how it came to be at the Arboretum in this blog post. Make your plans to visit one of these trees in person at the Arboretum.

Don’t miss the opportunity to attend 100 Years Around the Arboretum (online) tonight, Wednesday, June 29, to take part in a special centennial-themed lecture from two of the Arboretum’s most knowledgeable historians, author Cindy Crosby and library collections manager Rita Hassert. Or choose to learn about the Arboretum’s history at your own pace with the limited-edition book, A Magnificent Garden of Trees: Celebrating 100 Years of The Morton Arboretum. Visit the Arboretum Store to buy your copy. Spend an afternoon immersed in the pages while enjoying a freshly prepared meal or beverage in the Ginkgo Restaurant with its beautiful views of Meadow Lake.

Enjoy a delicious four-course dinner, paired with Elmhurst Brewing Co. beers, at the Centennial Craft Beer Dinner on Thursday, July 7. A special small-batch, saison-style centennial beer, created by Elmhurst Brewing Co. and brewed with Arboretum honey and spicebush from the grounds, will be featured. Guests will receive a Centennial Tasting Glass and hear from Cam Horn, head brewer at Elmhurst Brewing Co., about the brewing process.

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