The mission of The Morton Arboretum is to collect and study trees, shrubs, and other plants from around the world, to display them across naturally beautiful landscapes for people to study and enjoy, and to learn how to grow them in ways that enhance our environment.
Our goal is to encourage the planting and conservation of trees and other plants for a greener, healthier, and more beautiful world.
About the Arboretum
The Morton Arboretum is an internationally recognized nonprofit organization dedicated to the planting and conservation of trees. Its 1,700 acres hold more than 222,000 live plants representing nearly 4,300 taxa from around the world. LEARN MORE
News and events
The Morton Arboretum offers extensive learning and nature-related activities year-round for people of all ages and interests in addition to conducting research on tree health and improvement. LEARN MORE
Plan a Visit
Nature is always changing, so the Arboretum is open every day. Here, you can experience the joy of the ever-changing seasons 365 days a year. LEARN MORE
Plan an Event
Whether you are planning a corporate meeting, social gathering, or gala—the first-class amenities and magnificent views make The Morton Arboretum a natural choice for any event. LEARN MORE
Sterling Morton Library
The Arboretum houses the renowned Sterling Morton Library, devoted to the literature and art of botany and horticulture. LEARN MORE
The Arboretum Store
Experience the wonder of The Arboretum Store, with nature-inspired books, eco-friendly jewelry, art, and décor for the avid and novice gardener. LEARN MORE