Horticultural hybrid. One of the most common and durable street trees, the London planetree has been cultivated for several hundred years. Its striking white bark makes it easily recognizable and this is a common street tree in the older neighborhoods of Philadelphia. Few plants achieve the size and stature of this great specimen, which towers over our administration building, Gates Hall.
The Arboretum will be closed on September 19th due to parking lot repairs. 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.