Company Overview

Who We Are

The Morton Arboretum is a magnificent outdoor museum with a mission to collect and study trees, shrubs, and other plants from around the world, to display them across naturally beautiful landscape 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. The Arboretum ranks among the leading arboreta of the world in size, age, quality of specimens, and programs and initiatives to plant and protect trees.

About our Staff

Employees of The Morton Arboretum are tree champions—protecting and preserving them. They are passionate about trees and nature, and support the Arboretum's mission in a variety of departments including research, collections, education, development, administration, horticulture, marketing, retail operations, and visitor services. 

To attract and retain the best staff, The Morton Arboretum offers a generous, comprehensive benefits package as part of overall compensation.  In addition to a robust benefits package, the opportunity to work alongside a group of dedicated professionals whose passion is the planting and conservation of trees and other plants for a greener, healthier, and more beautiful world may be the best benefit of all.

Employee Core Values

The Morton Arboretum's mission is focused on trees, people, communities and the environment. Employees with diverse skills and backgrounds unite as one workforce to make impacts through science and conservation, education, plant collections and research. These core values guide employee conduct as we pursue the Arboretum's mission together.


Take Ownership * Work Together * Keep Learning * Make the Arboretum Exceptional

Our Commitment to Diversity

The Morton Arboretum is a champion of diversity, supporting a culture of inclusion that attracts, inspires, and engages people to achieve success. The Arboretum is committed to hire and develop employees based on job-related qualifications irrespective of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or veteran status. To increase diversity in professions related to the public garden realm, we encourage applications from underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans.

The Morton Arboretum is dedicated to complying with our obligations as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All applicants are guaranteed equal consideration for employment.

Company Summary
The Morton Arboretum
Number of Employees
(630) 968-0074
4100 Illinois 53
Lisle, IL