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Scarecrow Walk

Scarecrow Walk

This year's theme: Fairy Tale ‘Crows

Saturday, October 3 - Sunday, November 1, 2020

More than 50 scarecrows are on display throughout the Garden! Come vote for your favorite in the “Fairy Tale ‘Crows” theme to determine which ‘crows will be the top three prize winners! Find your way to all of the Fairy Tale 'Crows with this fancy map!

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And the winners are...!

Ursula Scarecrow

1st Place

Ursula: Jarrettown Elementary School Students

Fiona the Fairy Scarecrow

2nd Place

Fiona the Fairy: Megan Schnieder, Stella Maley & Cici Maley

Genie from Aladin Scarecrow

3rd Place

Never Had a Friend Like Me: Trami & Michael


Spooky Halloween Events

Ghostly Gathering at Morris ArBOOretum

Friday, October 30, and Saturday, October 31 from 5:00 – 8:00PM

New this year the Ghostly Gathering! Morris Arboretum has more ways to celebrate Halloween. Ghostly Gathering at Morris ArBOOretum is a nighttime event that is safe, fun, and just a little spooky. Visitors will experience the Arboretum by night on Friday, October 30, and Saturday, October 31 from 5:00 – 8:00PM.

Come costumed and ready for fun at our first-ever Halloween nighttime event. You get a trick-or-treat bag to fill as you hear spooky stories, play games, and see the Fairytale Scarecrows all lit up at night. Light snacks and hot drinks will be available for purchase.

Every activity will be appropriately distanced.

Advance tickets required; available to Members on October 1, and to Non-Members on October 12.

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Ghostly Gathering at Morris ArBOOretum




The Witching Hour

Sunday, November 1st from 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Come in costume and enjoy the Morris Arboretum as it’s rarely seen – after dark! at this Halloween event specifically for Adults. Sunday, November 1st from 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Enjoy uplighted Scarecrows, eerie ambience, tarot readings, an opportunity to play Quizzo and smash pumpkins!

Beer and light snacks available for purchase.

Advance tickets required; available to Members on October 1, and to Non-Members on October 12.

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The Witching Hour


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Alerts & Updates

Due to the weather and flooding, the Arboretum is closed today Tuesday, August 4th.

Advance Tickets Required for All Visitors (Including Members)

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.

  • The City of Philadelphia mandates that all visitors age 2 and older wear face coverings.
  • If you feel sick, stay home.
  • The Visitor Center, the Shop, and Compton Café are temporarily closed, but picnicking will be permitted in certain areas.
  • 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.
  • Library passes are not accepted at this time.
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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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Alerts & Updates

Due to the weather and flooding, the Arboretum is closed today Tuesday, August 4th.

Advance Tickets Required for All Visitors (Including Members)

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.

  • The City of Philadelphia mandates that all visitors age 2 and older wear face coverings.
  • If you feel sick, stay home.
  • The Visitor Center, the Shop, and Compton Café are temporarily closed, but picnicking will be permitted in certain areas.
  • 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.
  • Library passes are not accepted at this time.
Reserve Tickets Now

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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