A classical structure in English landscape tradition, Seven Arches crowns English Park. Behind arched doors, machinery once pumped water from a 220-foot deep well to a cistern higher up the hill. Gravity brought water back down to fountains in English Park – water flowed from Seven Arches down to the Japanese Overlook, then to the Step Fountain, ending finally at the Key Fountain. On the other side, water flowed from Seven Arches down to the Mercury Loggia and then to the Key Fountain. Throughout the year, there is a beautiful view from above Seven Arches of the Arboretum, the Wissahickon Valley, and Militia Hill.
The lower portion of the Rose Garden will be closed 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. While we will hope to reopen quickly, some variables are unpredictable. We look forward to welcoming visitors back on our newly restored Rose Garden turf soon.
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.