The Morton Arboretum, a magnificent botanical garden of trees, specializes in the display and study of trees, shrubs, and vines. Beautiful gardens and landscapes are found throughout the Arboretum's 1,700 acres. More than 30,000 plants, representing 3,600 different types of plants from around the world, provide research scientists, horticulturists, arborists, teachers, students, and homeowners with a wealth of information. A world-renowned Research Program develops new trees, studies how trees endure in urban environments, and saves endangered plants. An extensive Education Program brings this knowledge to a wide array of students, including children, and our 300,000 visitors.