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Arbor Day Plant Sale

Arbor Day Plant Sale

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.

The sale takes place in a tent in the parking lot of the Arboretum’s Visitor Center, off Illinois Route 53 just north of Interstate Highway 88 in Lisle.

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.

Have more questions?

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


Friday, April 29- Sunday, May 1, 2016

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

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

Visitor Center Parking Lot


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

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