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Woody Plant Conference

19th Annual Woody Plant Conference at Swarthmore College

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Lang Performing Arts Center, Swarthmore, PA

Mark your calendars for the 19th annual Woody Plant Conference at Swarthmore College. This popular day-long conference focuses on great woody plants for the Mid-Atlantic States and how to use them in the landscape. The conference is co-sponsored by Morris Arboretum, Chanticleer, Longwood Gardens, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, the Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, and Tyler Arboretum. The conference is geared to landscape professionals and avid amateur gardeners.

Featured speakers include:

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For a complete brochure click here.

This annual conference is co-sponsored by Morris Arboretum, Chanticleer, Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, and Tyler Arboretum.

The conference is geared to landscape professionals and avid amateur gardeners.

Continuing education units (CEUs) for PA and NJ landscape architects and International Society of Arboriculture certified arborists will be available. Brochures will be available in April from Longwood Gardens at 610-388-5454.

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Upcoming Lectures

Landscape Design Symposium 2020
THE CULTURE – ECOLOGY BOND: Perspectives for Landscape Design
Thursday, January 9
& Friday, January 10

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Alerts & Updates


Advance Tickets Required for All Visitors (Including Members)

The Morris Arboretum is excited to announce that is reopening to the public on Thursday, June 18th. Members may reserve tickets starting Monday, June 15th with non-member tickets available Wednesday, June 17th. Please know that we are working to keep you as safe as we possibly can.

  • The City of Philadelphia mandates that all visitors age 2 and older wear face coverings.
  • If you feel sick, stay home.
  • One-way circulation on paths to facilitate social distancing.
  • The Visitor Center, the Shop, and Compton Cafe are temporarily closed, but picnicking will be permitted in certain areas.
  • The Garden Railway, Out on a Limb, 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.
  • Guest passes, Library passes, and RAP reciprocal admissions are not accepted at this time.

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.

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