Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

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Cottage Garden

The Cottage Garden is located on the southeast side of the Rose Garden and contains a wide variety of old fashioned roses, perennials, and annuals. Planted in the popular cottage garden style, this overflowing mix of plants is a treat for the senses. Muted pastel colors relax the eye while a variety of roses and perennials entice the nose with captivating scent. Many of the roses in this garden bloom only in early June, but this garden has something to offer the visitor all summer long.

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Alerts & Updates

The lower portion of the Rose Garden will be closed this weekend due to renovations to the turf after a long hot, dry summer with record attendance. The top gate will be open to allow for visual access, just not foot traffic. Enjoy Fall Festival activities at the top of the hill, and be sure to vote for your favorite scarecrow along Scarecrow Walk (the Oak Allée). 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.