Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

Connecting people, plants, and place.

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Bloom Calendar

What's in Bloom: October = Location



Seven Arches

Aesculus parviflora
(Bottlebrush Buckeye)

This large deciduous shrub turns a vibrant yellow each October.


Near Key Fountain

Hydrangea quercifolia
(Oakleaf Hydrangea)

A native hydrangea aptly named for it's colorful oak-like foliage.

Near Rose Garden

Pennisetum alopecuroides
(Fountain grass)

A perennial grass native to Asia and Australia that will bloom through October!



Near Rose Garden

Symphyotrichum oblongifolium ‘Raydon’s Favorite’
(Aromatic Astor)

An aromatic fall bloom that attracts butterflies and makes a great cut flower.


Visitor's Center

Enkianthus perulatus ‘J.L. Pennock’
(J.L. Pennock White Enkianthus)

Propagated at the Morris Arboretum, this shrub has striking fall color.


Near Greenhouse

Itea virginica ‘Henry’s Garnet’
(Virginia Sweetspire)

This shrub is native to the eastern United States and keeps its bright fall color for several months.


What's in Bloom Year-round?




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Awakening the Senses

Enhance your Arboretum experience, either onsite or when planning a visit:

Arboretum Adventure, this family activity explores the grounds and shares plant science lessons along the way.

Collection Connection, search the Arboretum’s collection records to locate or learn about favorite plants.

Tours, choose from among a selection of guided pathways through the grounds.

Wi-Fi, connect with the Arboretum, or share photos on social media at hotspots located throughout the garden.


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Alerts & Updates

The lower portion of the Rose Garden is closed due to renovations to the turf. The top gate is open to allow for visual access, just not foot traffic. We hope to reopen quickly.



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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