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A multi generational family walking through fallen leaves

Trees. Not a forest of them. Nor a parkway. Or a backyard shelter. But a cathedral. Trees that humble you with their grandeur. Trees that inspire you with their grace. Trees that restore you with their beauty. Visit The Morton Arboretum to understand the rich diversity of trees in our world and the benefits they bring to us. Witness science and conservation in action. Be a champion of trees!

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

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

Can I bring my dog to the Arboretum? Can I fly my drone over Meadow Lake? Answers to these questions and more can be found on Visiting Tips.

Latest News

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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

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

Activities and Exhibits

The Morton Arboretum offers many educational and fun exhibits and activities. 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

Sterling Morton Library

The Arboretum houses the renowned Sterling Morton Library, devoted to the literature and art of botany and horticulture. LEARN MORE