Tribute gifts are a unique way to celebrate, honor, and remember those people who make a difference, and the occasions that matter. Recognize your family, special friends, or business colleagues; a wedding, anniversary, birthday, or retirement. Your personalized tribute gift supports The Morton Arboretum and our goal to encourage the planting and conservation of trees and other plants for a greener, healthier, and more beautiful world.
To learn more about our Tribute Program and the dedication of a tree, bench, brick or library book, please contact the Development Office at 630-725-2027. To give a tribute gift online, click here.
Starting November 3 through December 31, or while supplies last, you may place an order for luminarias onsite or by phone. Only luminarias purchased before December 8 will be included in the Luminaria Celbration on December 11, 12, and 13.
Personalized luminarias are snowy-white lanterns with a warm radiance. These exclusive Arboretum luminarias offer an opportunity to celebrate, honor, and remember a special person or occasion with a souvenir that will be yours to keep, or to give as a gift. Your dedication of a luminaria also helps support the Arboretum’s important work.
To dedicate yours, call 630-719-2453 or visit the Member Services Desk in the Visitor Center. Each luminaria is $20 and will be personalized with the name of the person or occasion being honored or remembered. Learn more
Find a perfect setting to celebrate, honor, and remember. Along with our Manager of Plant Records, you may select a tree from among our living collections to dedicate. We’ll add your personalized dedication to the engraved tag on the tree, and provide copies of that tag for you and your loved ones.
- Tree located in Central Landscape: $2,500
- Tree located in Living Collections: $1,500
The intent of The Morton Arboretum is to maintain Tribute trees for their full life span. However, tree longevity varies with the species and environmental conditions. The Morton Arboretum conmmits to replacing failed trees up to ten years after a dedication.
Our Tribute benches complement garden settings and trail walkways and create an opportunity for visitors to sit and enjoy the surrounding beauty. Along with our Landscape Architect, you may select the location of a bench to dedicate. A personalized nameplate will grace the bench for fifteen years.
- Bench located in Central Landscape: $5,000
- Bench located in Living Collections: $3,000
- Walkway Brick 8" X 8": $500
(6 lines of personalization, 13 characters per line)
- Walkway Brick 4" X 8": $300
(3 lines of personalization, 13 characters per line)
- Library Book Dedication: $250