Origami in the Garden and More Nature Fun at The Morton Arboretum

We had the pleasure of going to The Morton Arboretum to see Origami in the Garden this past weekend. Have you seen it yet? It is a nice, relaxing walk around the arboretum and we enjoyed reading about the meaning and inspiration behind each of these sculptures.

As you walk along the path, enjoy and admire beautiful metal sculptures that look like they are folded paper. Some of them were fascinating, others were delicate, and all of them were amazing and impressively constructed!

We recommend you start your walk to the right, around the hedge garden as you enter and go past the Visitor Center, then wind around the paved paths. The Conifer Loop is a must see and is a wood chip path that goes around many extinct evergreens. Some of our favorite sculptures are in that loop!

There are 25 sculptures in all and you can follow the red and blue signs with arrows to see them all. You can also choose a shorter loop if you are not up for walking the entire exhibit.

The Morton Arboretum is having a photo contest, so be sure to tag your photos on social media with #OrigamiTMA for your chance to win a $100 Arboretum gift card. You can also tag them with #mykidlist so we can share your great shots!

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Origami in the Garden is at The Morton Arboretum now until through Sunday, October 22, 2017.


The Morton Arboretum Children’s Garden

You’ll definitely want to check out the Children’s Garden while you are at the arboretum!

There are tables with paper and instructions so you can make your own origami. I’m sure your kids will love spending time playing, making music, climbing, and exploring in this area. There is a giant watering can mister, playground with slides, big acorn to climb on, treehouse with ropes to traverse, and various water play areas with streams and ponds.

Our kids also really like the Maze Garden. It’s pretty cool to find the lookout, where you can see much of the arboretum from an aerial view.

It’s so great to be outside, check out the beautiful gardens, and play in their great kid-friendly spaces. Be on the lookout for big frogs in the pond! They are fun to spot… you can play I Spy with your kids.


This post is brought to you by The Morton Arboretum, but all opinions are my own.

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Annie Tandy
Annie loves making great memories with her kids and started Kidlist in 2011 so she can help others do the same! Besides finding fun and exciting things to do, Annie, her husband, and their kids enjoy caring for their chickens and hanging out with them in the backyard. Click here to read about Annie's chickens and see pictures! She also finds joy in gardening, home improvement projects, knitting, soap making, and painting along with being active in her community, church, and as a board member of the Western Springs Business Association. Click here to follow Annie on Instagram.

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