Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

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Bloomfield Farm

Bloomfield Farm Day

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18 | 12:00 - 4:00pm

Free with garden admission; free for Members.

Come out and enjoy tours, demonstrations, music and good food as the Arboretum celebrates its rich agricultural history.

If you haven’t yet seen the restored Springfield Mills in action today is the best day of the year to see it. After learning the history of the mill and watching the corn being ground and sifted into meal, you’ll get to sample a fresh baked corn muffin.

Farm Day also celebrates the handmade and the homemade.

Enjoy demonstrations from the Philadelphia Guild of Handweavers, the Clay Studio, Nexus Metal Works and the Philadelphia Salvage Company. Learn about goats, chickens and bees with visitors from Shady Apple Goats, Weavers Way and the Beekeepers Guild. Savor hot food and beverages from the Compton Café while listening to the sweet sounds of Valley Creek’s bluegrass music. Children can enjoy making crafts of the past with the Springfield Township Historical Society.


New this year, the Arboretum’s awesome guides have put together a “Trees on Trial” tour that will introduce you to the research projects conducted on the farm property. Tours begin at 12:30pm.

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For the safety of our visitors and to preserve the structural integrity of our tree collection, climbing or sitting on the limbs of trees is not permitted. Thank you!

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Construction Notice:

Parking Lot Closed Thursday, July 30 - Friday, July 31, 2015. Out on a Limb garden feature will also be closed Thursday, July 30 - Friday, July 31, 2015

Morris Arboretum’s parking lot is being repaved Thursday, July 30 - Friday, July 31, 2015. 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 Thursday, July 30 - Friday, July 31, 2015. 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.

Our Out on a Limb garden feature will be closed for maintanence on Thursday, July 30 - Friday, July 31, 2015

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.

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.