Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum is closed today, September 2nd, due to flooding.

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Employment at Morris Arboretum


The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania inspires an understanding of the relationship between plants, people and place through education, research and horticultural display. Located in the Northwest section of the city, the Morris Arboretum is a destination for plant lovers from Philadelphia and beyond. The home to a collection of more than 13,000 woody plants and host to special and educational events. Morris Arboretum is a hub for botany, horticulture and urban forestry and a special part of Penn.

Full-Time Positions

There are no full-time openings at this time.

Fellowship Positions

These year-long positions in plant science, urban forestry, and plant propagation provide Fellows with the opportunity to be immersed in their field of interest for a complete year. All fellowships & internships begin on March 7th, 2022 unless otherwise noted. Learn more about fellowships.

Internship Positions

These nine-month positions span a variety of Arboretum departments. All positions focus on practical work experience in an arboretum/public garden setting. All fellowships & internships begin on March 7th, 2022 unless otherwise noted. Learn more about internships.

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Alerts & Updates

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The Garden Railway will not run in the rain. If the rain subsides it will start running around noon today, October 10th.

The Arboretum is open as usual. Click here for hours.

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.