Near the Greenhouse
This member of the buttercup family (Ranunculaceae) provides a bright splash of color in late February.
Near Mercury Loggia
Fragrant witchhazel of several varieties ushers in spring around the Arboretum!
Out on a Limb
Named for its milk-white petals, this is one of the earliest blooms in late winter.
Native to China, wintersweet adds fragrance and color to the Oak Allée.
This bright pink cultivar is a hyrbid of H. mollis and H. japonica.
The late winter flowers of this plant bloom before the spring foliage emerges.
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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!
Parking Lot Closed September 21, 22 and 23.
Morris Arboretum’s parking lot is being repaved September 21, 22 and 23. Our parking lot is a demonstration lot for its sustainability. Installed 25 years ago as one of the first of its kind, the parking lot has filtered into the earth about 31,863,304 gallons of precipitation from the Wissahickon watershed. But the time has come for it to be renewed.
The entire parking lot will be closed September 21, 22 and 23. Auxiliary parking will be available at the bottom of the hill (near the kiosk) and shuttle service will be provided to the top of the hill. ADA access will be limited. No buses will be permitted beyond the kiosk.
We apologize for the inconvenience, but we are committed to keeping our parking lot sustainable and our visitors safe. Thanks for your patience.The Arboretum is open as usual. Click here for hours.
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.