In addition to your regular duties, the interns participate in weekly afternoon seminars and field trips and they staff the Arboretum Plant Clinic.
During the year-long program, the interns are also enrolled and will receive graduate level credit for “Issues in Arboretum Management I and II” through the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania.
Weekly seminars and practical sessions: these afternoon sessions allow the interns to interact with Arboretum staff and other professionals from various botanical gardens and arboreta. Session topics are diverse and have included:
Partial or full-day trips provide interns with comparisons of the operations of other managed public landscapes and natural areas. Recent trips include:
Staffed by interns, the Plant Clinic provides the opportunity to assist the public in diagnosing plant pests and disease inquiries as well as plant identification and general horticulture questions.
Parking Lot Closed September 21, 22 and 23.
Morris Arboretum’s parking lot is being repaved September 21, 22 and 23. Our parking lot is a demonstration lot for its sustainability. Installed 25 years ago as one of the first of its kind, the parking lot has filtered into the earth about 31,863,304 gallons of precipitation from the Wissahickon watershed. But the time has come for it to be renewed.
The entire parking lot will be closed September 21, 22 and 23. Auxiliary parking will be available at the bottom of the hill (near the kiosk) and shuttle service will be provided to the top of the hill. ADA access will be limited. No buses will be permitted beyond the kiosk.
We apologize for the inconvenience, but we are committed to keeping our parking lot sustainable and our visitors safe. Thanks for your patience.The Arboretum is open as usual. Click here for hours.
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.