Celebrate Circus Week at Morris Arboretum’s Garden Railway


Morris Arboretum celebrates Circus Week at the Garden Railway Saturday, June 30 through Sunday, July 8.  Come and see the circus trains chugging around the quarter mile track with their cargo of elephants, tigers & pandas.  Listen for the call of the ringmaster as you watch the colorful trains transport the “Big Top” that includes a chicken railroad car playing the chicken dance tune!

Children of all ages will delight in the circus trains and this year’s Railway theme, “Time in the Garden,” that features structures that incorporate the concept of time in their construct.Come and see a Grandfather ‘Mouse’ Clock reminiscent of the kids nursey rhyme, “Hickory, Dickory, Dock,” delight in finding a Giant Rabbit with a Watch Fob who is late to return to the book, Alice in Wonderland, and discover an hourglass sculpture, a sundial, and many other time-related formations.

And this year marks the 20thanniversary of the much-loved Morris Arboretum Garden Railway. It’s a great time to visit the Railway!

The Garden Railway is supported, in part, through the generosity of Gwen and Ed Asplundh and by a gift given in memory of Joe Shuttleworth.  For more information about the Garden Railway and Morris Arboretum, visit:www.morrisarboretum.org