Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

Connecting people, plants, and place.

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What's in Bloom: May = Location



Near Seven Arches

Styrax japonica
(Japanese styrax)

This small tree produces fragrant blooms in late May.


English Park

Rhododendron austrinum
(Florida azalea)

In early May the native azaleas burst with color all around the Arboretum.

Visitor Center

Aquilegia canadensis
(American columbine)

This popular woodland plant attracts hummingbirds in spring.



Sculpture Garden

Asimina triloba
(common pawpaw)

This native plant has large edible fruit and is said to be deer resistant!


Pennock Garden

Allium giganteum
(giant allium)

A perennial that adds height and color to the beds in May.


Rose Garden

Rosa ‘Souvenir de la Malmaison’
(Souvenir de la Malmaison)

An antique bourbon rose that is one of many fragrant blooms in the rose garden.


Download a printable PDF of the May Bloom Calendar


What's in Bloom Year-round?




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Know Before You Go

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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Construction Notice:

Parking Lot Closed Thursday, July 30 - Friday, July 31, 2015. Out on a Limb garden feature will also be closed Thursday, July 30 - Friday, July 31, 2015

Morris Arboretum’s parking lot is being repaved Thursday, July 30 - Friday, July 31, 2015. 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 Thursday, July 30 - Friday, July 31, 2015. 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.

Our Out on a Limb garden feature will be closed for maintanence on Thursday, July 30 - Friday, July 31, 2015

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.

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.

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