Bold masses of native ornamental grasses and perennial flowers with long lasting color and interesting texture are key features of this meadow-inspired design. Located centrally between two major attractions, the Garden Railway and the Rose Garden, the Meadow Garden is designed for all-season appeal. In early spring, flushes of daffodils bloom followed by the bright blues and lavenders of baptisia and iris. As summer arrives native perennials begin to follow in an array of colors attracting numerous butterflies. With autumn approaching the grasses turn beautiful hues of orange, copper, gold, and burgundy. Finally, as the first snow blankets the ground, birds seek shelter in the thick growth of the grasses. Filled with flowering native grasses, perennials, and woody plants this garden attracts a multitude of birds, butterflies, beneficial insects, and visitors all year long.
Parking Lot Closed September 21, 22 and 23.
Morris Arboretum’s parking lot is being repaved September 21, 22 and 23. 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 September 21, 22 and 23. 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.
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.
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.