Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

Connecting people, plants, and place.

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There are currently no upcoming conferences.

The 27th Annual Winter Landscape Design Symposium
Zooming In/Zooming Out: Native Design from the Intricate to the Expansive

Thursday, January 14 – Friday, January 15, 2016
Science Center Auditorium, Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA
Payment and registration required.

Typically landscape designers first determine their overall design direction, and then zoom in to design the details. But in an ecology-based approach, a site’s intricate environmental characteristics can and should influence big picture decisions. This two-day conference will explore crucial aspects of the native design process, beginning at the scale of individual species, and gradually zooming out to include plant community design, ecological master planning, and methods for creating sophisticated ecological designs within the context of current as well as emerging landscape practices.

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Upcoming Classes

Birding at FDR Park, A Phila Hotspot
Friday, December 4
9:00am - 1:00pm
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Holiday Wreath
Saturday, December 5
10:30am - 12:30pm
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Holiday Tabletop Tree with Lights
Saturday, December 19
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Weather Alerts

The Arboretum is open as usual. Click here for hours.

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.