Native to northern China and Korea. One of the best firs for our hot and humid summers. This tree is the largest in the Delaware Valley and was originally planted by the Morrisses. The Arboretum has recently been approved to hold a national collection of firs, and this tree is one of our many historic specimens. Younger examples of the needle fir, growing near the Education Center, are the result of plant exploration trips to Korea in the 1980s.
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.