Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

Connecting people, plants, and place.

University of Pennsylvania

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Sculptures

Sugarman Sculptures (Untitled)

Creator: George Sugarman (American, 1912 - 1999)
Material: painted aluminum
Year: 1981
Gift of Madeleine K. Butcher, Barton H. Lippincolt and J. Randolph Updyke

Nature was an inspirational force for the inventive George Sugarman, one of the first modern sculptors to make color an essential part of his design. On sunny days, Sugarman's blue seems to mimic the sky. In the fall, nearby leaves echo the sculpture's scarlet hues. Some of the sculpted shapes hint at the natural architecture of trees, bowers and glens. His forms convey the repetitious energy of waves or cascading falls, others evoke the animal world, calling to mind dinosaurs, and other large creatures.

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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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