Gardeners who are members of The Morton Arboretum can order Tuesday, February 3 through Tuesday, April 7 from a special selection of distinctive, hard-to-find plants recommended by Arboretum experts for the Chicago area.
In this Members' exclusive advance sale, you’ll find varieties of trees, shrubs, and perennials that average garden shops don’t sell. Among them are a number of plants that are new to the market, including introductions from Ball Ornamentals®, Chicagoland Grows®, and Proven Winners®. This assortment is available only through the Members' Exclusive Plant Catalog, so don't count on finding them at the Arbor Day Plant Sale or elsewhere. Order early! Quantities are limited, and popular plants sell out fast.
Order by Tuesday, April 7, 2015, and pick up your plants at the Arboretum on Arbor Day weekend, April 24, 25, or 26, during a time slot that you will choose when you order.
Every plant you purchase through this online catalog supports the Arboretum's work planting and protecting trees.
Not a member? Join today!
BY PHONE: Call 630-719-2454 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily.
IN PERSON: Visit The Arboretum Store in the Visitor Center from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily in February and 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily in March and April. View or print out an order form here: 2015 Members' Exclusive Plant Sale Order Form
ONLINE: order online now
Order online 24 hours a day, seven days a week at The Arboretum Store's online store. You must choose a pickup time when you order by placing a date in your shopping cart. View or print out detailed ordering instructions here:
2015 Ordering Instructions
- Members only. You must be a member to order. Not a member? Join now!
- Select plants. Begin by selecting plants from the Members' Exclusive Plant Sale Catalog. View an online version here: Members' Exclusive Plant Catalog
- Choose a pickup time. You must select a pickup time when you make your purchase (see times below).
- Member number. Have your member number and credit card information ready. Misplaced your member number? Need to renew? Contact membership services.
- Online orders. To order online, begin by registering at The Arboretum Store's online store.
Picking up your plants
You must choose a pickup date and time to pick up your plants on Arbor Day weekend when you place your order. The dates and times for pickups appear as items on the plant sale pages in the Arboretum store online. You must choose a date and place it in your shopping cart just as if you were choosing a plant.
Plant pickup is at the Thornhill Education Center (Parking Lot 21). Arboretum staff can help transport plants to your car. All orders not claimed by May 17, 2015, will be donated.
AVAILABLE PICKUP DAYS AND TIMES:
Friday, April 24
- 9:00 a.m. to noon
- noon to 3:00 p.m.
- 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 25
- 9:00 a.m. to noon
- noon to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 26
- 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 3 through Tuesday, April 7, 2015