what it is to be
These are the aims of Morris Arboretum's Ever Green campaign: to sustain and grow the Arboretum as a premier public garden and as a center for botanical and horticultural research in Greater Philadelphia and beyond.
Since first opening to the public in 1933, the Arboretum has made careful stewardship of its resources a priority in order to realize its vision to be a thriving public garden, educational reource, and cultural center as well as a leader in plant collection, research, and promotion of environmental stewardship.
Your gift—whether a modest amount or a major commitment—will help Morris Arboretum achieve its mission to promote understanding, conservation, and enjoyment of plants now and for years to come. View our brochure.
to preserve historic Arboretum features, tend the living collection, and enhance visitor amenities.
with endowment funds that support the professional, scientific study of plants, modernize record-keeping, and grow understanding of environmental changes and their impacts on the world.
with a pedestrian entrance on Germantown Avenue, expanded outreach education programs for underserved students, and the establishment of a named endowment for the Director of Education and Visitor Experience.
The Arboretum’s paths are clear but due to icy conditions some features may be closed.
The Morris Arboretum is excited to be open! We have instituted new policies as required by the government of Pennsylvania in order to keep the public safe while visiting. Please review the policies below before your visit.
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.