Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

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Bloom Calendar

What's in Bloom: November = Location



Near the Swan Pond

Fagus engleriana
(Engler beech)

Take refuge under the russet limbs of the Engler beech! It is a rare variety and one of our Great Trees.


Near Orange Balustrade

Cercidiphyllum japonicum
(Katsura-tree)

Considered by some to be the greatest tree at the Arboretum, the katsura has great fall color and emits a sweet aroma.

Near the Log Cabin

Metasequoia glyptostroboides
(Dawn redwood)

The Dawn redwoods are deciduous conifers that were thought to be extinct until their rediscovery in 1941!



Oak Allée

Ilex serrata
(Fine tooth holly)

This plant, native to Asia, provides a bright splash of color on the Oak Allée.


Long Fountain

Lindera salicifolia
(Willow-leaved spicebush)

The long fountain is brought to life, surrounded by the bright colors and spicy scent of this Laurel family shrub.


Out on a Limb

Acer palmatum
(Japanese maple)

Vibrant varieties of Japanese maple dot the Arboretum grounds with color this month!


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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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Construction Notice:

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.

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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