Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

Connecting people, plants, and place.

University of Pennsylvania

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Sculptures

Gemination Sequence

Creator: Linda Cunningham (American b. 1939)
Material: bronze and steel
Year: 1979
Gift of Philip and Muriel Berman

This sculpture's title is derived from gemini, meaning twins, and germination, signifying the beginning of growth. While the low shapes seem like fragments from two different eggs, the tall forms convey a human presence. One suggests a stooped, hooded figure, who is both protective and menacing. Another resembles a woman's form, defined by fluttery drapery. The other consists of two halves ambiguously wrapped around each other.

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Alerts & Updates

Grist Mill Demonstration Day (Sunday, August 18th) has been cancelled due to excessive heat.

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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