Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

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Learn from Home at Morris Arboretum


Online Classes

Horticulture & Design

Hort & Design Class

Getting to Know the Delaware Botanic Gardens

Dr. Brian Trader – Deputy Executive Director and Director of Horticulture

If you’ve ever been to the Delaware beaches you already know the rich . . .

Friday, October 9 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Members: $10 | Non-members: $15

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Endowed Lectures

Endowed Lecture

Lift Every Voice!

Abra Lee, Owner, Conquer the Soil

Black Americans have always been trailblazers, leaders, and visionaries in the world of horticulture. Join in as we celebrate . . .

Friday, October 23 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Members: $10 | Non-members: $15

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Growing Minds

Growing Minds Class


Ehren Gross, Environmental Educator, Briar Bush Nature Center

Curious about the big birds you see high in the sky when you’re in your backyard, in the woods . . .

Friday, November 6 | 10:00am - 10:30am
Members: $10 | Non-members: $15

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Video Playlist

Bee Happy - Hunt for the LEGO™ Bees

Bees are buzzing all around the Arboretum! This year’s scavenger hunt features LEGO® bees constructed by members of ColonialLUG (Registered LEGO® Users Group). Use the online map and see if you can find them all. Be sure to check out the motorized bee and flower in the Gift Shop window.

Seasons Newsletter

Fall 2020

Issue highlights:
  • Meet the New Members of our Advisory Board of Managers
  • Bidding Farewell to Bob Gutowski
  • Go Green! Give the Gift of Membership

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Seasons Newsletter

Featured Blog Articles

Native Flowers
A Guide to Using Wildflowers in your Garden

Your garden has something in common with George Washington’s army: The Pennsylvania winter can make or break it. And while the conditions... More

A common Chickweed
Welcome to Your Yard, Philadelphia!

If you are not working on the front line during this pandemic (and a big thanks to everyone who is!), you may be spending more time than ever before observing your yard... More

A bee polinating a flower
What to Plant for the Bees

As most of us know by now bee populations are under threat and are experiencing serious declines. So what can we do to help? More

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Alerts & Updates

Saturday, October 24th advance tickets are sold out! Get your tickets for Sunday, October 25th now!

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 and RAP reciprocal admissions 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.