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Insects are the food of the future and a surprisingly plentiful and nutritious food source. They are also a sustainable way to feed the earth’s growing population. Join us for an evening of adventurous eating at Bug Crawl – Food & Drink Pairings for the 21st Century. Chef Josh Hunter of Company’s Coming Catering has designed a tasting menu of gourmet delicacies that will include cricket fritters, teriyaki glazed hissing cockroach brochettes, and silk worm pupae summer rolls, served at several Big Bug stations throughout the garden. Learn the science behind this innovative cuisine as you sample these unexpectedly tasty selections. Guests will also enjoy beer and wine specially chosen to complement the evening’s menu. This is a rain or shine event. In case of rain the stations will be under the café tent.
with coconut curry dipping sauce and crudité with chutney yogurt dip
Meal Worm Fries
with smoked sea salt and spicy catsup and corn fritters
Teriyaki Glazed Hissing Cockroach and vegetable brochettes
Grill your own
Bamboo Worm Bruschetta
and cheese display with grapes and crackers
Silk Worm Pupae Summer Rolls
on Cucumber Crescents with Ginger Tamari Glaze and vegetable pot stickers with ponzu sauce
Did you know... The UN recently released a report on the benefits of eating insects and how this practice may help to end the world's hunger problems. Read more...
GRUB - The New Yorker's Dana Goodyear writes on gourmet entomophagy. Read more...
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.