Lightswitch, designer of Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum, will turn one lucky winner's garden into a light show spectacular! John Featherstone, Partner and Principal of Lightswitch, will visit your home to curate a one-of-a-kind light display for your property, followed by a breathtaking installation supported by ILC. This exclusive home lighting design can be customized to any seasonal celebration and is not limited to the holidays. The winner will also enjoy a private, behind-the-scenes tour of Illumination before it opens to others, led by John Featherstone, for up to four people.
Winner's home must be within 30 miles of Lisle, Illinois. The smaller focal area, the more impactful the lighting show will be: 1/4 acre is ideal. Design site will encompass no more than one acre of property. Availability of power on site will determine complexity of display. Consultation to take place 2 to 4 weeks prior to installation. Lighting installation can remain installed for up to 40 days on the winners' property. Other restrictions apply. Valid through December 31, 2021.
Make this available Tribute Bench on Meadow Lake yours! The winner will be able to dedicate this prime bench through the Arboretum's Tribute Program.
Restrictions apply. Dedication is for 10 years.
This stunning and versatile necklace can be yours, thanks to A. Marek Fine Jewelry of Oak Brook. This Tin Cup necklace with 41 7x6.55mm cultured pearls is sure to dazzle any outfit!
Be the hostess with the mostest! The winner will enjoy a private dinner for eight in the Fragrance Garden or Founder's Room (winner's choice) in 2021 on a mutually agreeable date. This three-course meal, inclusive of wine, beer, coffee, and tea, is courtesy of Ginkgo Catering.
Restrictions and blackout dates apply. Valid through December 31, 2021.
You and a guest will camp in glamorous style (glamp!) at The Morton Arboretum. Just bring the basics, because Airstream of Chicago will provide overnight accommodations in a travel trailer. Enjoy dinner, beer, wine, and soft drinks courtesy of Ginkgo Catering, followed by a night hike led by an Arboretum expert. Before turning in for the night, roast s'mores over the campfire and, in the morning, enjoy breakfast before you depart.
Restrictions and blackout dates apply. Valid June 2021 through October 2021. Event time is 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Stanley the Troll is eager to be part of your home! This one-of-a-kind sculpture was handcrafted by an Arboretum Interpretation staff member. He will be yours to display, preserved in a glass box for safe keeping, along with a Troll Hunt book also created by the Arboretum.
Spend a night under the stars with your closest family and friends. This special experience is for up to 20 people and includes private access to the Children's Garden, a bonfire, s'mores, popcorn, soda, milk/juice and wine/beer for parents. Just bring your own tents and sleeping bags! You'll have access to the full garden for the evening, including fully-plumbed bathrooms overnight. And in the morning, wake to coffee, tea, juice, fruit, and muffins before you depart - all courtesy of Ginkgo Catering.
Blackout dates and restrictions apply. Valid through September 26, 2021.
See the remarkable restoration work on the Arboretum's section of the DuPage River by kayak! You will join Kurt Dreisilker, head of natural resources and collections horticulture, for a peaceful, energizing guided tour aboard kayaks.
Two kayaks will be provided for use during the tour: one for Kurt and one for the winner. Additional kayaks can be brought in by the winner if he or she would like other friends to participate. Valid through September 26, 2021. Other restrictions and blackout dates apply.
Imagine your backyard as your personal arboretum! An Arboretum expert will visit your home, identify trees in your landscape, and provide written recommendations following the visit. To grow your personal arboretum, we'll provide tree identification tags with the common and scientific name, and a Chicagoland Grows tree of your choice.
Restrictions apply. Property must be residential and reside within 40 miles of the Arboretum. Tree tags limited to 30 trees. Chicagoland Grows tree options to be provided by Arboretum expert and based on availability. Valid through September 26, 2021.
Invite your closest friends, family, or colleagues for a cocktail party for up to 25 individuals with gorgeous views of Meadow Lake from the Ginkgo Terrace. This deluxe package includes passed appetizers, a full bar, linens, and service for two hours, courtesy of Ginkgo Catering.
Blackout dates and restrictions apply. Must be redeemed for a Monday-Thursday evening in 2021.
Host friends or family in style for a perfect afternoon tea in the Sterling Morton Library, courtesy of Ginkgo Catering. A selection of teas, petit fours, petite tea sandwiches, and scones will be served along with celebratory champagne for a group of 10.
Blackout dates and restrictions apply. Valid on a Sunday or Monday through December 31, 2021.
Go fishing with Vice President of Collections and Facilities Kris Bachtell on the Arboretum's Arbor Lake! Fishing at the Arboretum is not open to the public, so get ready for an exclusive experience. You and one guest just need to bring your fishing poles to enjoy this exclusive adventure with Kris. We'll provide the boat, the water, bait, and snacks!
Blackout dates and restrictions apply. Valid May and June 2021.
A Simple Path invites you and up to seven friends, family members, or colleagues to enjoy a 4-hour wellness retreat set on the beautiful grounds of The Morton Arboretum. Now is the time to focus on taking ownership of self care. This program has been curated to stimulate your mind, body, and spirit to help find your own simple path to wellness.
There will also be time to hike the surrounding landscapes to allow the healing quality of nature to help restore and re-energize participants. Refreshments will be provided courtesy of Ginkgo Catering.
Valid through August 2021. Blackout dates and restrictions apply.
Get ready to fall in love with pressure cooking! The Pampered Chef Quick Cooker Starter Set has everything you need to get started. The set includes the Quick Cooker (12" x 13" x 12.5", 6-qt. capacity), a glass lid to use with the Quick Cooker when using the slow cooker or proofing settings or for sauteing and storing food, a Ceramic Pot that lets you cook a side along with the main dish in your pressure cooker, and a pair of Mini Oven Mitts to protect your hands. All courtesy of Doris Christopher.
Share unique discoveries with your scout troop during a guided adventure at The Morton Arboretum. Programs are 1.5 hours in length and designed for groups of 15 scouts/youth or less. A picnic lunch will await hungry participants afterwards, courtesy of Ginkgo Catering.
Restrictions and blackout dates apply. Valid April through September 2021.
You and three others will enjoy 18 holes of golf at the beautiful Cress Creek Country Club in Naperville. After time on the green, enjoy relaxing at the nineteenth hole - with $100 towards lunch - all courtesy of Cress Creek Country Club.
Blackout dates and restrictions apply. Expires October 31, 2021.
Mark your calendar for every Arbor Evenings: Music and More at the Arboretum during the summer of 2021! You and one guest will enjoy tickets for every concert and one glass of wine per person each time, courtesy of Ginkgo Catering.
Arbor Evenings concerts can be cancelled due to weather and are not necessarily rescheduled. Adults 21+ only. Fair market value $288.
It's BYOB...bring your own binoculars! Bird and nature enthusiasts will enjoy this guided birding walk for up to six people, followed by coffee and tea.
Blackout dates and restrictions apply. Valid through December 31, 2021.
Calling all Harley-Davidson fans! Take home this fabulous gift package inclusive of a Harley-Davidson backpack, hat, key rack, and collapsible cooler, courtesy of Illinois Harley-Davidson in Countryside.
Bike the Arboretum with ease with four bicycle rentals in 2021, courtesy of Mill Race Cyclery.
Restrictions and blackout dates apply. Valid through September 26, 2021.
Delivery can be provided to local residents depending on mileage from the restaurant. Blackout dates and other restrictions apply.
This comprehensive presentation of the life and works of the artist Frida Kahlo will feature 26 original pieces as well as an immersive historical exhibit that provides a framework of the life, circumstances and events that led to Kahlo becoming one of the most important painters of the 20th century and of our time.
Alongside the 26 original works, this immersive exhibition features a multimedia timeline with reproductions of Kahlo's clothing; more than 100 photographic images from the artist's life; family-friendly children's area; and a Frida Kahlo-inspired garden designed by Ball Horticultural.
Voucher offer only valid Mondays - Thursdays, June 14 - August 27, 2021.
The Pampered Chef Deluxe Cooking Blender blends and cooks! Standing 17.5" tall, this blender holds up to six cups of hot foods like soups, sauces, and purees or seven cups of cold foods like nut butters, smoothies, and milkshakes. A tamper, dual-sided cleaning brush, strainer bag, boil-over guard, and a cooking guide with more than 60 recipes are all included. Plus, with the addition of the Smoothie Cup & Adapter it converts into your personal 24-oz. cup smoothie maker. Just add fresh or frozen ingredients, blend, and go! We've included an additional smoothie cup, too! Both smoothie cups fit in most car and backpack drink holders and they're BPA-free. All courtesy of Doris Christopher.
Looking for guidance on your gardens? Enjoy this professional landscape architectural consultation including two hours with PlanIt Landscape Perspectives, LLC. Amanda Arnold, Professional Landscape Architect will meet with you at your residence/business and provide expert advice as you walk through your landscape. She can address questions about native plant selection and health, design, management, edible plantings, and more.
Blackout dates and restrictions apply. Additional design or consultation hours will be charged by the hour if needed. Valid through September 2021.
Don this stylish, classic women's Michele watch - a must-have in every wardrobe - courtesy of Costello Jewelry Company of Naperville. With a wide assortment of interchangeable strap options, your one watch can have many, many looks.
Day Passes are the best way to experience all that The Forge: Lemont Quarries has to offer. With two Day Passes, you and a guest can enjoy Eight Towers Adventure, mountain biking, paddlesports, bouldering zone, and non-ticketed concerts and events. A full day of adventure awaits!
Add native plants to your gardens and landscapes with $100 to use at Prairie Wind Native Plants.
Restrictions apply. Must call to coordinate an appointment for plant pick-up.
Take home three autographed Cathy Jean Maloney books: Chicago Gardens: The Early History, Images of America: The Prairie Club of Chicago, and World's Fair Gardens: Shaping American Landscapes. Perfect for the book and garden enthusiast alike! Courtesy of Cathy Jean Maloney.
Find a perfect setting to celebrate, honor, and remember. With guidance from our Manager of Plant Records, you may select a tree from among our living collections to dedicate. We'll add your personalized dedication to the engraved tag on the tree and provide copies of that tag for you and your loved ones.
The intent of The Morton Arboretum is to maintain tribute trees for their full life span. However, tree longevity varies with the species and environmental conditions. The Morton Arboretum commits to replacing failed trees up to ten years after a dedication.
Looking to change up a room, or a home? Then don't miss out on this two-hour interior design consultation from interior design company Ellce Designs. Plus, enjoy a beautiful powder room decor basket!
Blackout dates and restrictions apply.
One lucky bidder will take home this stunning 20" Peggy Karr fused glass tabletop! Courtesy of Peggy Beata.
For the new or veteran dancer - enjoy one term of classes for four weeks at the renowned Xtreme Dance Center in Naperville.
Winner can register for as many classes as they want for the term. No cash value - cannot be exchanged for other service or product.
The winner will enjoy an Akashic Records Reading with award winning astrologer and certified Akashic Records consultant Anne Nordhaus-Bike. To prepare, all you need is to have a clear idea of what you want information about!
Must be redeemed during calendar year 2020.
Do you love to cook? You will love this gift basket of herbal cooking blends and teas, made by Backyard Patch Herbs. All blends are salt free, gluten free and made with locally grown pesticide free herbs.
Relax, unwind, and take in the views from Frost Hill with your companion. This special evening includes an Arboretum picnic blanket and a catered picnic dinner, wine, beer, soda, and desserts, courtesy of Ginkgo Catering.
Blackout dates and restrictions apply. Valid through October 31, 2021.
Dine out at one of Bien Trucha Group's renowned restaurants! Or, order in! The winner will choose how they use this $200 gift card good at all of Bien Trucha Group's culinary establishments: A Todo Madre (Glen Ellyn), Bien Trucha (Geneva), Quiubo (Naperville), and Santo Cielo (Naperville).
Children will enjoy Caryn's music classes with green screen animation so they can virtually go anywhere the music tells us to go from the comfort of home. These fun, high energy music classes, courtesy of Caryn's MusiCreators are activity packed, entertaining and give children a positive, creative way to express themselves. The winner will receive an email each week with a link to 2 videos approximately 12-15 minutes each. Participants will receive an email each Thursday by 9:30 a.m. with that week's private pre-recorded virtual classes. Classes start November 5, 2020. Each class will remain available for the entire 6 weeks.
Art fans will love this digital rendering of a Queen Anne's Lace, matted and framed, courtesy of Kenneth Carlson. With framing, the piece measures approximately 21 x 28".
Whether you are new to running or a veteran, one lucky winner will be well-supported with a complimentary one-year membership to Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA). Mark your 2021 calendar because you'll also enjoy complimentary entry into The Morton Arboretum's ever-popular two premier races: the April Champion of Trees 10K and the Fall Color 5K.
CARA membership is good for one individual supporter-level membership and must be redeemed by December 31, 2021.
Travel back in time at the Arboretum by way of a private history tour. You and up to three guests will visit with multiple Arboretum experts including tours of the Sterling Morton Library, Thornhill, and herbarium. You'll also enjoy lunch in the Ginkgo Restaurant and a copy of Man of Salt and Trees: The Life of Joy Morton.
Blackout dates and restrictions apply. Valid through September 26, 2021.
A jazz radio fan will love this package: inclusive of a WDCB-College of DuPage radio shirt, coffee mug, tote, and an assortment of musical CDs.
Take your leadership skills to the next level with one month of leadership coaching and executive mentoring, inclusive of two sixty-minute telephone or Zoom coaching sessions. Boost your performance courtesy of Enerpace, Inc.
Expires January 31, 2021.
Enjoy free Dog Day admission for up to 20 humans and 10 canine companions in 2021 with use of the Thornhill Picnic Shelter. Soft drinks and cookies will await you (courtesy of Ginkgo Catering) after you explore the Arboretum with your pups, as well as dog-friendly treats courtesy of Two Bostons and a $7 gift certificate to their store.
Restrictions apply. Must be scheduled on an Arboretum official Dog Day in 2021.
Find a place in your home for these beautiful serographs. These framed artist prints by Ellen Gunn are 21"W x 23"H in size.
This stunning serograph is a framed artist print by Ellen Gunn. A sizeable piece: 39" x 39" in dimensions is ready for a wall near you!
These two limited edition prints, serographs by Ellen Gunn, will be one lucky winner's! Both are 32"W x 38"H in size.
Sit back, relax, and bring a little of the Arboretum to your home with two camping chairs, two custom-made Yetis, and two lovely bottles of wine: Au Bon Climat Chardonnay 2017 and a 2015 Hullabaloo Zinfindel.
Enjoy a $100 gift card at River North hotspot Hub51: located at 51 W. Hubbard Street in downtown Chicago, courtesy of WTMX-FM.