Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

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Woody Plant Conference

Friday, July 21, 2017
Swarthmore College
8:30am - 4:30pm *Lunch is included.
$99/person if postmarked by June 21, 2017
$129/person if postmarked between June 22 and July 14
Payment and registration required.

Mark your calendars for the 20th annual Woody Plant Conference at Swarthmore College. This popular day-long conference focuses on great woody plants for the Mid-Atlantic states and how to use them in the landscape. The conference is co-sponsored by Morris Arboretum, Chanticleer, Longwood Gardens, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, the Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, and Tyler Arboretum. The conference is geared to landscape professionals and avid amateur gardeners.

Some of the featured speakers include:

  • Nathan Erwin, Director of the Insect Zoo at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History will consider how plants lure pollinators to help on the process of passing on genes to the next generation.
  • Tim Boland, Executive Director at Polly Hill Arboretum will discuss how Polly Hill devoted her life to raising plants from seeds and how her devotion inspired the Arboretum to collect woody plants in the U.S.
  • Peter Del Tredici, Senior Research Scientist Emeritus at Arnold Arboretum focuses on plants that grow spontaneously in cities and their remarkable ability to flourish in spite of stressful conditions. He will consider the impacts of urbanization on plants in both native and designed landscapes.

Click here to download a brochure.

Continuing education units (CEUs) for PA and NJ landscape architects and International Society of Arboriculture certified arborists will be available.

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Upcoming Classes

Nature Sleuths
Sundays: May 21, 28, June 4, 11
2:00pm – 3:00 pm
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Spring Pizza Class
Saturday, June 24
1:00pm - 3:00pm
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Aerial Photography with UAV’s (Drones)
Saturday, June 3
1:00pm - 4:00pm
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Alerts & Updates

Please be advised that the Rose Garden is closed on Thursday mornings for maintenance.

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.