Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

Connecting people, plants, and place.

University of Pennsylvania

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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

Public Gardens in Today’s World
William Cullina
Wednesday, October 23
2:00pm
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Conservation Management of Plant Collections: Examples from a Tropical Palmetum
M. Patrick Griffith, Ph.D.
Wednesday, November 6
2:00pm
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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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