Event Overview

Join us Saturday, September 18, for a unique outdoor experience.

5:00 to 7:30 p.m


5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wine and Dine around the Lake:

Cocktails, heavy hors d'oeuvres, live music, tree climbing
demonstrations, desserts, and more!

7:00 to 7:30 p.m. Program in Arbor Court



Garden party attire (comfortable shoes encouraged; no denim please)
Check-in begins outside of the Visitor Center.
Guests should park in Parking Lot 1 (P1).
No general admission timed-tickets are required.

Guests are expected to follow the Arboretum's current COVID-19 guidelines, available here.


Evergreen: The Gala for The Morton Arboretum is the annual fundraising event to support the institution’s mission to plant and protect trees for a greener, healthier, and more beautiful world. The gala advances the Arboretum’s leading-edge science, benefiting trees locally and globally as they face increased threats. In 2020, the event raised more than $400,000 in funds for tree-focused research, outreach, and programs. Evergreen supports the organization’s enduring impact and contributes to the preservation of the Arboretum’s beauty and value for generations to come.