Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

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What's in Bloom: August = Location

Step Fountain

Perovskia atriplicifolia
(Russian sage)

A bee attracting and aromatic bloom in the mint family.

sculpture Garden

Rhododendron arborescens
(sweet azalea)

White fragrant flowers decorate this native plant.

Rose Garden

Cynara cardunculus

This edible plant is native to the Mediterranean.

Azalea Meadow

Vitex agnus-castus

Purple blooms cover this medicinal shrub in August.

Visitor Center

Hibiscus syriacus
(rose of Sharon)

A small tree with strikingly large blooms.

Out on a Limb

Lycoris squamigera
(surprise lily)

This plant produces foliage in the spring and blooms in late summer.

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For the safety of our visitors and to preserve the structural integrity of our tree collection, climbing or sitting on the limbs of trees is not permitted. Thank you!

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

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.