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Plant CLinic

Plant Clinic

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 plantclinic@morrisarboretum.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!

Response

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.


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Alerts & Updates


Advance Tickets Required for All Visitors (Including Members)

The Morris Arboretum is excited to announce that is reopening to the public on Thursday, June 18th. Members may reserve tickets starting Monday, June 15th with non-member tickets available Wednesday, June 17th. Please know that we are working to keep you as safe as we possibly can.

  • The City of Philadelphia mandates that all visitors age 2 and older wear face coverings.
  • If you feel sick, stay home.
  • One-way circulation on paths to facilitate social distancing.
  • The Visitor Center, the Shop, and Compton Cafe are temporarily closed, but picnicking will be permitted in certain areas.
  • The Garden Railway, Out on a Limb, the Fernery and the Log Cabin are temporarily closed.
  • Restrooms are open and sanitized regularly.
  • Hand sanitizing stations throughout the Arboretum.
  • Bring your own water and snacks.
  • Guest passes, Library passes, and RAP reciprocal admissions are not accepted at this time.

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.

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