Sustainability and Growth at Morris Arboretum
The Morris Arboretum has witnessed unprecedented transformations through the Making History Campaign. Creative programming, dynamic marketing, and an entrepreneurial spirit, coupled with incredible philanthropic support, have enabled the Arboretum to innovate at an exceptional level. The Out on a Limb, a Tree Adventure exhibit, opened in July 2009, has increased overall annual attendance by an average of 35% and provides tremendous opportunities for enhanced programming and education. The new Horticulture Center, the only LEED® Platinum Certified building at the University of Pennsylvania, serves as a model of sustainable design and continues to receive international recognition. Since the beginning of the Campaign, our endowment has nearly doubled, with over $17.5 million in new gifts to the endowment. Other outstanding achievements include numerous endowed directorships, dramatic garden restoration projects, the re-establishment of the Natural Lands Horticulturist position, enhanced youth education programs, and much, much more.
Many thanks, to each and every one of our supporters who have contributed to the success of the Morris Arboretum. Thanks to you, our momentum is outstanding and we are poised for continued growth and achievement in the years to come.
Paul Meyer, The F. Otto Haas, Executive Director
Parking Lot Closed Thursday, August 27 (Rain Date Friday, August 28), September 21, 22 and 23.
Morris Arboretum’s parking lot is being repaved Thursday, August 27 (rain date Friday, August 28), 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 Thursday, August 27 (rain date Friday, August 28), 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.