Horticultural variety, native to Europe. Walk inside the curtain-like ring of branches and you will be transported into a small green world. Planted before 1909 by the Morrises the branches of this beech have "wept" down and formed roots where they touch the ground. As the branches form roots, they sprout upwards, and the tree has formed new rings of trees and is marching outward as the center ages and decays.
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.