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Arbor Day Plant Sale

Arbor Day Plant Sale

The Arbor Day Plant Sale occurs in a large tent in the Visitor Center Parking Lot, so you can shop rain or shine. The Arboretum will post information about any temporary closing if we encounter severe weather. So don't let a shower or two concern you. Besides, your plants will love the rain!

Friday, April 29 to Sunday, May 1, 2016

Members only: Friday, April 29, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and
Saturday, April 30, 9:00 a.m. to noon (Members, bring your membership card.)

Open to the public: Saturday, April 30, noon to 5:00 p.m. and
Sunday, May 1, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Nonmembers must pay Arboretum admission.)

Shop the Arbor Day Plant Sale at The Morton Arboretum for an exciting variety of plants chosen by our experts for success in your Chicago-area garden. This sale takes place Arbor Day weekend in a tent in the Visitor Center parking lot.

The Arbor Day Plant sale at The Morton Arboretum is one of the largest seasonal plant sales in the Chicago region. It offers more than 100,000 plants, including hundreds of species and varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials, grasses, ferns, vegetables, and herbs.

The plants are specially chosen by the Arboretum’s expert staff and many are grown at the Arboretum. Expert Plant Geniuses are available throughout the sale to answer questions, suggest plants, and help shoppers narrow their choices.

Once shoppers have paid, Arboretum staff members will help transport their plants to their cars.

Purchases at the Arbor Day Plant Sale support the Arboretum’s work as the champion of trees, leading scientific research, conservation, education, and outreach about trees in our region, as well as the care of our 1,700-acre living laboratory.

Members get first pick, so join today for the best selection.  Members, bring your membership card for admission to the Arbor Day Plant Sale.

Exclusive member opportunity: Plant Sale Member Early Access Hour

Shop from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Friday, April 29 for $15. For more information about the Plant Sale Member Early Access Hour and to purchase tickets, call 630-725-2066 or visit the Information Desk in the Visitor Center.

Have more questions?

For more details, see the Arbor Day Plant Sale frequently asked questions.


On days the Arbor Day Plant Sale is open to the public, nonmembers must pay Arboretum admission.