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Celebrate Arbor Week 2014

Arbor Day, an annual celebration of trees, is The Morton Arboretum’s signature holiday. In 2014, our festivities will extend from April 13 to April 27.

Arbor Day 10K

Visit The Morton Arboretum's facebook page for event photos!
See your race results at mychicagoathlete.com

Plant Clinic Facebook Takeover

Wednesday, April 23, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Have questions about plants? Join the conversation, as The Morton Arboretum's Plant Clinic experts answer your questions all day long.

Be a Tree
April 21-25, 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Children's Garden
Prepare for Arbor Day by making terrific tree masks to take home in this fun activity. 

Dress Like a Tree, Get In Free
Arbor Day only, April 25, 2014
Celebrate trees by dressing like one on Arbor Day and get free admission to The Morton Arboretum. One free general admission per costumed individual.

Hug a Tree Tram Tour
Friday, April 25, Various Times
Take a tram tour around the Arboretum, learn what trees do for us, stop to hug a tree, and share your photos on social media!

Tree “Roots”
April 20 and 26-27, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Children's Garden
Play games, learn about trees, and plant your own tree seed to take home.

Tree-Riffic Costume Contest and Group Photo
Friday, April 25, 10:30 a.m.
Children’s Garden
Kids: Don your best tree costume and join us for a costume contest in the Children’s Garden.  The audience will vote on the top tree!

Tree Planting and Story Time with Curious George
Friday, April 25 (Arbor Day), 11:00–11:45 a.m.
​Children's Garden
Celebrate Arbor Day in the Children’s Garden with Curious George and the man in the yellow hat. Help them plant a real tree after you’ve listened to a story together.
Free with admission to the Arboretum.

Arbor Day Weekend Celebration
Friday, April 25 (Arbor Day), through Sunday, April 27, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
​Children's Garden
Celebrate Arbor Day all weekend long in the Children’s Garden! Plant tree seeds, investigate tree cookies, and go on a hunt for five unique trees throughout the garden (weather permitting). Free with admission to the Arboretum.

Arbor Day Plant Sale
Friday, April 25, through Sunday, April 27
Visitor Center Parking Lot 
Sale opens to members only: Friday, April 25, 9:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 26, 9:00 a.m.– noon
Sale opens to the public, with paid admission: Saturday, April 26, noon– 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 27, 11:00 a.m.– 4:00p.m. [Nonmembers must pay Arboretum admission]
Get the landscape of your dreams at our Arbor Day Plant Sale. Choose from more than 300 different types of plants, trees, shrubs, perennials, and edibles available for purchase.  LEARN MORE

Members' Exclusive Plant Catalog Sale (advanced order pick ups)
Members who placed advance orders through our Members' Exclusive Plant Catalog can pick up their plants at the Thornhill Education Center parking lot (Parking Lot 21) during Arbor Day weekend on the date and time selected when the order was placed.  learn more


April 20-27, 2014


The Arboretum thanks the following 2014 sponsors:


Presenting Sponsor of Arbor Day

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Arbor Day 10K Run Sponsors

Arbor Day 10k sponsors


Drop-in & Family Adventure Program Sponsor

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