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Children's Garden Rentals

Young girls sit around a picnic table painting gardening pots.

Make a lasting impression with an event held in the Children's Garden at The Morton Arboretum.

The upper deck of the Children's Garden picnic area can be reserved for parties (up to 50 people or the mandated gathering limits at the time of the event) from April through October. Party reservation includes admission to the Arboretum for party guests, use of the picnic space for two hours (10 a.m. to noon or 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.), and optional party activities for an additional fee. Outdoor party hosts may bring their own food (no deliveries allowed).

Basic party rental cost

Weekends and holidays: $325 member, $400 guest
Weekdays: $265 member, $325 guest


An optional  30-minute themed activity led by a Children's Garden staff member. Spring/Summer themes are available April through September.
Themes include:

  • Gardens
  • Bugs and Insects
  • ​Trees

Activity cost



Plan Your Party

Please click the button below to begin to plan your Children's Garden event. We look forward to welcoming you and your guests!