Native to eastern North America. This stately tree greets visitors as they round the turn on the entrance drive. One of our native Pennsylvanian trees, the white oak has been described as "one of the noblest of the oaks". Although this tree is off the beaten path, the view from underneath its branches is one of the best in the Arboretum, particularly when the daffodils and magnolias are in bloom.
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.