Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

Connecting people, plants, and place.

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Visitor Center Exhibit

Upper Gallery

2018 Biennial Wissahickon Photo Contest

Visitor Center
Included with garden admission.

Friends of the Wissahickon, the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association, and the Woodmere Art Museum have collaborated to celebrate the natural beauty of the Wissahickon Valley with their biennial photo contest.

Out of over 400 submissions, these photos represent the winners across four categories: Wildlife, Landscapes, People, and Structures, as well as the awards of Best in Show and People's Choice.

These photos, all taken within the Wissahickon Watershed, demonstrate the importance of protecting the greenspaces within our community for generations to come. Visit or for more information.

2018 Biennial Wissahickon Photo Contest

Lower Gallery
People, Plants & Place: The Story of Morris Arboretum

People, Plants & Place: The Story of Morris Arboretum

This exhibit will take you on a historical journey of the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, from its beginnings as a summer estate to the present day as an institution that brings people, plants, and places together.

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Alerts & Updates

As part of our commitment to historic preservation, the beloved Log Cabin flooring is being replaced this week, and the Log Cabin will be closed from Wednesday, October 3 - Friday, October 5.

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.