Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

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Travel with Morris Arboretum

Travel with Morris Arboretum

December 1st through December 8th, 2018

Panama ranks as one of the world’s top bird-watching sites, with more than 900 species of resident and migrant birds … more than the U.S. and Canada combined. Join the Morris Arboretum and Ruth Pfeffer for an incredible birding trip in a tropical paradise! Panama is a vibrant crossroads of the Americas. Discover its abundant birding and rich variety of mammals as we explore lush rainforest alongside the Panama Canal.

This well-paced tour stays mainly at one hotel, the delightful Gamboa Rainforest Lodge, adjacent to Soberanía National Park and the scenic Chagres River. Many of our outings are close to the lodge; on one day we drive to a mountain area for a different view. We plan afternoons for some free time to enjoy the pool and grounds, pursue photography, enjoy the amenities of the lodge, or to visit the lodge’s orchid facility, the reptile house, or the new sloth rescue facility. There are also kayaks for rent and trails to explore.

Please see the travel brochure below for the full itinerary and price. If you have any questions, please contact Jan McFarlan, at or (215) 247-5777, ext. 156.

For more information view the brochure.

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Gardens, Wine, and Wilderness
A Tour of New Zealand
January 11th through February 2nd, 2019

With Richard Lyon, R.L.A. and Paul W. Meyer, The F. Otto Haas Executive Director, Morris Arboretum

Imagine...the trip of a lifetime. Under balmy skies, you will visit some of nature’s most spectacular scenery, interspersed with wonderful examples of New Zealand culture showcasing its gardens, architecture, artistic creations, fine cuisine, and wine. Learn the history and culture of a land from those who love and care for it.

Imagine...a carefully designed itinerary developed with passion, just as a great piece of music or a celebrated garden. The concepts of sequence, contrast, surprise, rhythm, repetitions, theme, and variations apply equally to music, gardens, and travel.

For more information view the itinerary.

Trip Booking and Contact Information:
Contact Richard Lyon, Garden Adventures, Ltd.
Phone: (610) 637-8592

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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.