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.
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.