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Arbor Day Celebration

As the champion of trees, The Morton Arboretum’s signature holiday is Arbor Day. This year Arbor Day is on Friday, April 28. On Arbor Day, we’ve planned exciting activities at the Arboretum and around the Chicago area

A pine cone, an acorn, and some tree cookies.

Arbor Weekend

Celebrate Arbor Day in the Children's Garden all weekend long! Friday, April 28 through Sunday April 30, 2017, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Weather permitting.
Children are hugging a tree.

Be a Tree!

Arbor Day is coming soon…show your support and be a tree for the day. Weekends in April, 2017, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Photo of children dressed like a tree

Dress Like a Tree, Get In Free

On April 28, 2017 celebrate trees by dressing like one. On Arbor Day get free admission to The Morton Arboretum when you dress like a tree. One free general admission per costumed individual. Arbor Day only, April 28, 2017.
Inside the Arbor Day Plant Sale tent

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 year, there is a new location and a new format, requiring free timed tickets, for the member-only days, Friday and Saturday, which are currently sold out. This sale takes place Arbor Day weekend, Friday, April 28, through Sunday, April 30, 2017. The selection of plants is updated throughout the weekend, and plenty of options will be available to members and visitors on Sunday.
Participants running in our annual The Champion of Trees 10K Run

The Champion of Trees 10K Run

Tap into the championship spirit as you run through a springtime morning surrounded by trees from around the world on Sunday, April 22, 2018.