Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

Connecting people, plants, and place.

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University of Pennsylvania

One of the oldest universities in America and one of the most prestigious institutions of higher learning in all the world.

Greater Philadelphia Public Gardens

A guide to the Philadelphia region's gardens, arboretum or historic houses.

American Public Gardens Association

The professional association for public gardens in North America, supporting the public horticulture community in its mission to study, display, and conserve plants.

Chestnut Hill Business Association

Morris Arboretum is located in Philadelphia’s northwest neighborhood of Chestnut Hill, a favorite destination for shopping, restaurants, and family fun.

Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC)

Your travel guide to Philadelphia and The Countryside®.

Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance

The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance leads, strengthens and gives voice to a diverse cultural sector that is making Philadelphia a world-class region to live, work and play.

American Alliance of Museums

Morris Arboretum is an accredited museum, having committed to operating according to national standards and best practices as defined by the American Alliance of Museums.

American Association of State and Local History

The American Association for State and Local History provides leadership and support for its members who preserve and interpret state and local history in order to make the past more meaningful to all Americans.

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Recent News

Recent News

Morris Arboretum Named #1 Most Stunning University Garden and Arboretum! Read More »

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Alerts & Updates

Monday the Arboretum's driveway was repaved. Today it is still drying, parking is limited, but we are open!

The lower portion of the Rose Garden will be closed due to renovations to the turf after a long, hot, dry summer with record attendance. The top gate will be open to allow for visual access, just not foot traffic. While we will hope to reopen quickly, some variables are unpredictable. We look forward to welcoming visitors back on our newly restored Rose Garden turf soon.

Please note that weather conditions can change quickly, check back or call (215) 247-5777 before heading out for a visit.

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.