The Azaela Meadow property was purchased as part of the original Morris Estate. During the Morrises’ time it was a large open area surrounded by specimen plants, many of which remain today. These include unusual species of firs, pines and cedars. In the 1950’s a larger number of azalea varieties were added, including many of Henry Skinner’s wild-collected native azaleas. These plantings form the core of the azalea collection, enhanced by summer flowering shrubs and perennials.
Friday, March 6: The Arboretum will open at noon today. Our 'Out on a Limb' garden feature is closed due to inclement weather.
Please note that winter 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.