The Morris Arboretum Plant Clinic continues to operate through the current crisis to assist you with getting answers to your plant pest and disease questions, and with plant identification inquiries. Unfortunately, as the Arboretum is currently closed, you will not be able to drop off specimens for diagnosis. You can, however, fill out our Plant Clinic Form and attach it to an email with your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To assist with diagnosis or identification, please attach good resolution photographs of the affected plant parts if the issue is disease- or pest-related. If the issue is plant identification, please attach photos of as many parts as are now evident, such as leaves, flowers, fruits, etc.
Plant identification questions are usually pretty easy for us to answer, but plant pest or disease questions may take a few days to resolve. We ask that you be patient. These are extraordinary times for all of us!
Diagnosis and response can take up to two weeks depending on the depth of the concern being handled.
The purpose of the Morris Arboretum Plant Clinic is to provide general information and advice about plants to the general public. This service is not intended to provide technical expertise to be used for legal or commercial purposes. The Morris Arboretum cannot endorse any third party or external agency unaffiliated with the University of Pennsylvania; please do not call to ask for recommendations for nurseries, arborists, products, etc.
Thursday, September 17 - Wednesday, September 30
Advance Tickets Required for Member Dividend Plant Pick Up
Members, we are excited to share Arboretum plants with you! That's right - a free plant for being a member. New (like so many things) this year, there are two locations and two timeframes for picking-up your member dividend plant:
The plant selection will be varied throughout the distribution dates. Dividends are from the Arboretum's collection of propagated plants from our greenhouse. This is your opportunity to bring a piece of the Arboretum to your home garden or neighborhood!
Individual, Dual, Family, Beech, and Chestnut members may select one plant per membership. Holly, Oak, Laurel, and Collectors Circle member may select two plants per membership. Reserve tickets now.
Due to the weather and flooding, the Arboretum is closed today Tuesday, August 4th.
The Morris Arboretum is excited to be open! We have instituted new policies as required by the government of Pennsylvania in order to keep the public safe while visiting. Please review the policies below before your visit.
Unfortunately, Out on a Limb will be closed on Wednesday, January 29th through Friday, January 31, 2020 due to scheduled maintenance.
The Garden Railway will not be operational from 2:00 PM Friday (July 19) through the weekend (July 20-21). The trains will open for normal operation on Monday, July 22nd. Our Train Master reported that the trains will not operate in the excessive heat, citing electrical, track and rolling stock failures.
The Arboretum is open as usual. Click here for hours.
Garden Railway trains are not running Saturday, September 8th and Sunday, September 9th due to inclement weather.
Please note: The Rose Garden is closed for maintenance every Thursday morning until noon.
Weather conditions may limit garden access to certain features even if the garden is open – please check the web site or call (215) 247-5777 for updates before visiting. Our visitors’ safety in the garden is our top priority. Therefore when inclement weather is predicted, we will make decisions about closing the garden accordingly.