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
The lower portion of the Rose Garden will be closed due to renovations to the turf after a long, hot, dry summer with record attendance. The top gate will be open to allow for visual access, just not foot traffic. While we will hope to reopen quickly, some variables are unpredictable. We look forward to welcoming visitors back on our newly restored Rose Garden turf soon.
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.