Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

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2018 Annual Plant Sale

At 1:00pm today, May 13th, all plants at the Plant Sale will be 50% off. Still some great inventory to choose from. Grab your raincoats and come shop!

Our Horticulture staff is on hand to assist with all your gardening inquiries.

Spring is here! After a long winter, it’s finally time to garden. As usual, the Morris Arboretum Plant Sale will have a fabulous selection to satisfy all your planting needs. Unusual annuals, new perennial cultivars, fabulous woody plants and heirloom roses will make this Plant Sale one you won’t want to miss!

Arboretum staff offer expertise you won’t find anywhere else. Professional horticulturists will be on hand throughout the sale to answer your questions and make recommendations for your home garden. Look for the folks in the red aprons!

A sample of this year's offerings

Save time by joining or renewing online now! Your new membership information will be immediately recognized in our system. No need to wait for your new membership cards in the mail.

Plant Sale Luncheon (Oak, Laurel, and Collectors Circle Members)

THURSDAY, MAY 10 | 12:30 - 2:30pm

Oak, Laurel, and Collectors Circle members are invited to a picnic lunch at the Plant Sale with Paul W. Meyer, The F. Otto Haas Executive Director. Following lunch, guests shop with our experts. Invitations to eligible members will be mailed in April. For more information please email

Plant Sale Preview (Chestnut Members and above only)

THURSDAY, MAY 10 | 4:30 - 7:30pm

Chestnut, Holly, Oak, Laurel, and Collectors Circle members are invited to shop while enjoying refreshments. The Arboretum’s experts will be on-hand to assist guests as they shop. Invitations to eligible members will be mailed in April. For more information please email

Plant Sale Members Only Day

FRIDAY, MAY 11 | 10:00am - 7:00pm

Bring your membership card, your wallet and a wagon. Shop early for the best selection. All members save 10% on their entire Plant Sale purchase and choose a free dividend plant. Holly members ($250) and above receive two dividend plants and Collectors Circle members receive a plant of curatorial significance.

Click here for a list of this year's dividend plant choices.

Plant Sale Public Sale

SATURDAY, MAY 12 | 10:00am - 3:00pm

Plant sale is open to all members of the public.

There will be a plant sale talk and demonstration given by Michael Martin Mills of the Rhododendron Society on “How to Plant a Root-bound Rhododendron” that will take place under the Events Tent at 11:00am.

Plant Offerings

Allens Lane Art Center

Pottery students from Allens Lane Art Center will be joining the plant sale this year during all sale hours with their handmade garden related items including planters, birdbaths, and birdhouses. Also on hand will be pottery designed for fresh food and flower presentation.

Allens Lane Art Center

Help Us Out!

Volunteer at the Plant Sale and earn a 20% discount coupon.

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Plant Sale Map

BYOW: Bring Your Own Wagon!

Wagons at the Plant Sale are in limited supply. If you have a wagon or cart, you should bring it to the plant sale for your own usage. There are lots of great things to load up your wagon!

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2018 Member's Dividend Plant Selections

This year we are offering a great plant for your garden, plus many surprises from our surplus of native and exotic plants from wild-collected seed. Our featured dividend plant this year is:

Helleborus × ericsmithii Winter Magic™ ‘Candy Love’ (Candy Love Hybrid Christmas Rose)

We’re really excited to have our members try this lovely hellebore. Large 3.5” single flowers on 15” stalks begin blooming in late winter. Starting off cream they mature first to a shell pink, then gather hints of green and finally end up a dusty chocolate. The foliage is leathery, evergreen dark blue-green with red veins eventually making a 20” wide clump. Perfect for dry shade and deer-resistant!

Surprise Dividends

We can’t help ourselves! Once again we have an amazing array of surprise dividends. These plants are surplus from seed collection trips and research trials and saved for our members. To avoid disappointment, there are not enough of each type to list, just enough to make it worthwhile to get here sooner than later. When they’re gone, they’re gone!

Be sure to stop at the Dividend Plant Tent to pick up your free plant/s

Collectors Circle Members – Receive 3 dividend plants

Holly, Oak, Laurel Members – Receive 2 dividend plants

All other members – Receive 1 dividend plant