In the new Hidden Gems Tour, Morris Arboretum Guides will showcase little known garden spots throughout the 92-acre Arboretum. This tour is a combination of structures, sculptures, trees and vistas. Many are off the beaten path or concealed to most visitors. Others are near the main paths and considered "hidden in plain view". Guides will reveal something different about these garden gems--an atypical angle in viewing them or a little-known story about them, such as the Mercury Loggia, pictured here. The tour lasts approximately an hour and a half. Visitors will be walking over some uneven ground and cover quite a bit of territory, so dress appropriately!
Morris Arboretum's Garden Railway opens for the summer season Saturday, May 27, Memorial Day weekend. Celebrating its 20th year, the Garden Railway 2017 theme is "In Motion" that will feature structures that incorporate movement in their construct. Come and see a replica of the Morris water mill that has a wheel that rotates; discover a windmill with blades that turn; and catch (if you can) a Train Touch n GO! with a sensor activated botanical ‘pad' that allows the train to operate.