VISIT & explore

VISIT & explore

Come visit and explore at The Morton Arboretum, a living museum and playground for nature lovers of all ages.
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. Trees that take you to a place you’ve never seen before.’s brilliant. Help amplify the efforts of The Morton 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.

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.

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  


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