The Loggia, built in 1913, is a traditional classically styled garden building opening onto a terrace and providing one of the best views in the Arboretum. It has been described as “a rooted, open gallery with pillars.” Inside is the sculpture of Mercury At Rest which was purchased in Naples in 1914 for $330.
The Grotto is an artificial cave and underground passageway highlights the contrast between narrow, dark views and the light, open views of English Park. Grottos were first created in ancient Rome and became popular again in 18th and 19th-century Europe.
The Garden is closed today due to inclement weather.
The lower portion of the Rose Garden is closed due to renovations to the turf. The top gate is open to allow for visual access, just not foot traffic. We hope to reopen quickly.
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.