Arbor Day Plant Sale


  • Inside the Arbor Day Plant Sale tent, a Plant Genius is giving advice to a customer
  • Inside the Arbor Day Plant Sale tent, a Plant Genius is inspecting a plant
  • Inside the Arbor Day Plant Sale tent, customers are looking at plants
  • Inside the Arbor Day Plant Sale tent, customers are looking at plants

Schedule and Location

Arbor Day weekend, Friday, April 27, through Sunday, April 29, 2018

LOCATION: Parking Lot 33 on the West Side.

Members only: Friday, April 27, 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Saturday, April 28, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Buy a ticket to reserve your timed shopping opportunity for $10, which can be applied to your plant purchase. Prime tickets still available for Saturday, April 28!

Open to the all Arboretum visitors: Sunday, April 29, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
No tickets are required, though nonmembers must pay Arboretum admission. Members are welcome.

Questions? Read the Arbor Day Plant Sale frequently asked questions.

What Makes This Sale Unique?
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, all selected to match the typical seasonal climate of our region.

Expert Plant Geniuses are available throughout the sale to answer questions, suggest plants, and help shoppers narrow their choices. Arboretum staff members will help transport plants to shoppers’ cars.

Prepaid Timed Tickets
To provide the best shopping experience during member-only hours, shoppers are admitted at half-hour intervals with tickets purchased in advance. Managing the flow of shoppers in the sale tent improves parking, browsing, and checkout.

Members can purchase timed tickets to reserve shopping times now.

Plants will be restocked all through the sale, so every shopper will be able to choose from a rich and varied assortment of plants expertly selected by Arboretum staff.


Tickets are $10, which can be applied to your plant purchase on April 27 or 28.

Each ticket is for a specific entry time during member-only shopping hours. Shoppers will not be admitted before the time on their tickets. Only members can purchase tickets, but one additional person may accompany the ticket-purchaser to the sale.


Can’t wait to shop? You can purchase a $25 ticket to be among the 325 shoppers who will have the sale to themselves during Early Access Shopping from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Friday. LEARN MORE

Order Tickets Early!
Choice time slots will go fast. Order $10 timed tickets for member shopping hours or $25 tickets for Early Access Shopping.

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.

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Fees and Admission

On Sunday, when the sale is open to the public, nonmembers must pay Arboretum admission. 

Registration Information

BY PHONE: 630-725-2066, Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

IN PERSON: Stop by the Visitor Center during open hours.


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