Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

Connecting people, plants, and place.

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Plan Your Visit


Regular Hours: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Open daily, except for the following holidays:
New Years Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day

Extra Summer Hours:
Weekends Until 5:00pm (April - October)
Early Morning Saturdays & Sundays; garden opens at 8:00am (May - September)
Late Night Wednesdays until 8:00pm (June, July, August)

Please note: the Upper Gallery of the Widener Visitor Center is not available for viewing during classes and presentations.

Check for weather closings and alerts.

Regular Admission

Members: Free
Adults: $19.00
Seniors (65+ years): $17.00
Youth (3-17 years): $10.00
Children under 3: Free
PennCard holders: Free
Students (must have ID): $10.00
Active and Retired Military (must have ID): $10.00
Walk In or Bike In: $10.00 (Kids $5.00)

Parties of 10 or more can arrange for special group tours of the Arboretum with 3 weeks’ notice. Please fill out our Group Tour Request Form and a member of our staff will contact you to arrange a date.

Save time by joining online. When you purchase your membership online our admission system immediately recognizes you as a member. Please plan to visit right away. Just give your name to the attendant at the gate.

Admission discounts

Discover the Value of Membership!

A membership pays for itself in just a few visits. If you join on-site after paying admission to visit the Arboretum, a portion of your admission fees will be deducted from the price of your selected membership level.

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Reciprocal Admissions Program

The American Horticultural Society (AHS) Reciprocal Admission Program offers members of participating gardens free admission to the Morris Arboretum. A valid membership card from a participating garden must be presented. Click here for a list of participating gardens. Directories are also for sale in the Shop at the Morris Arboretum. RAP discounts do not apply to special ticketed events, such as concerts or members only events. Based on the 90-mile exclusion policy of the RAP program, members of Bartram’s Gardens, Camden Children’s Garden, Great Valley Nature Center, Rutgers Gardens, and the University of Delaware Botanic Gardens are not eligible for free admission. Based on the 90-mile exclusion policy of the RAP Program, members of Bartram’s Gardens, Camden Children’s Garden, Great Valley Nature Center, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, Rutgers Gardens, Tyler Arboretum, University of Delaware Botanic Gardens, and Winterthur are not eligible for free admission.

Tree & Garden Etiquette

Morris Arboretum is proud to be a smoke free environment. In keeping with our commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe environment, the use of all tobacco products (including smokeless tobacco) is prohibited anywhere on the property. This covers all smoking methods, including but not limited to the use of electronic smoking devices (e-cigarettes, e-cigars, e-pipes) and hookah smoked products.

Please note, visitors are not allowed to climb or sit on the limbs of trees. The Arboretum is home to a number of champion trees, some of which are very old. With 130,000 visitors annually, climbing becomes a safety issue for both children and the trees. We don’t want any visitors or trees to break a limb. Thank you!

We ask that you be respectful of the garden, including:

  • Do not climb on the trees or sculptures or wade in fountains.
  • Picnicking in the garden is ONLY allowed in the designated picnic area behind the Widener Visitor Center. No cooking is allowed.
  • No pets allowed.
  • No bicycles, scooters, rollerblades, skateboards, Frisbees or other game equipment.
  • No admittance outside of regular visiting hours.

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Know Before You Go

For the safety of our visitors and to preserve the structural integrity of our tree collection, climbing or sitting on the limbs of trees is not permitted. Thank you!

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Alerts & Updates

Holiday Garden Railway Nights is cancelled this evening due to inclement weather.

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.


Renovation of the George D. Widener Education & Visitor Center

Renovations began in January on the George D. Widener Education & Visitor Center. The project includes the expansion of the building’s main entrance, and the installation of automatic front doors that will comply with ADA standards for accessible design. The entrance will also be more stroller friendly, making it easier for families to navigate the building.

Visitor Center Plaza
In addition to the improvements being made to the building itself, the surrounding plaza will also be enlarged and enhanced.A new 30x30 area will provide a larger gathering space for tours, and will help reduce congestion on high visitation days. The larger terrace will also feature sitting walls and benches toprovide additional seating.

Membership Kiosk
The membership kiosk will be relocated within the plaza and will be expanded to enable staff to welcome visitors more efficiently. New plantings will be added. When finished, the area will provide a pleasant, relaxing space for visitors to gather and linger.

Closure and Visitor Access
The Shop at Morris Arboretum will remain closed until construction is completed toward the end of March. Visitors and those enrolled in classes may encounter inconveniences which we apologize for in advance. The Visitor Center remains open for programs (like classes) and conveniences. Look for signage indicating an alternative entrance.

Special Thanks
Morris Arboretum wishes to thank longtime Arboretum friend, Edith Dixon for making these enhancements possible. This attractive new area will allow the Arboretum to accommodate a broader audience and its improved functioning will enhance the experience of every visitor.


Group Tour Request Form

Contact Information

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Anticipated Attendance (If none, enter 0)

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Visit Details

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Method of Transportation:* Bringing Lunch? (Lunch space available April - October):* Any special needs? Please list:*
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