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 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.