Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

Connecting people, plants, and place.

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The Annual Fund

Every gift creates a story.

The cost to operate the Morris Arboretum year-round exceeds the income that comes from gate admissions and membership dues. The Annual Fund is a significant source of support, providing 9 percent of the Arboretum’s annual operating budget. Gifts to The Annual Fund—most of which come from members who generously give in addition to their membership dues—enable the Arboretum to open its gates 361 days of the year to more than 125,000 visitors annually. Thanks to supporters of The Annual Fund the Arboretum is able to achieve its organizational mission of promoting the understanding of the relationship between people, plants, and place through programs that integrate science, arts, and the humanities. Make a difference at the Morris Arboretum by making a gift to The Annual Fund.

Your fully tax-deductible gift, in any amount, makes a difference.
For example,

$2,500

will buy camera equipment used for documenting the flora of Pennsylvania by Morris Arboretum botanists.

$1,000

will sponsor a class of elementary students from an urban school to come explore.

$500

will replace a weather damaged tree or plan a pruning workshop for interns.

$250

will fund a botanist’s trip out in the field for a day to do research and field studies.

$100

will purchase new hand tools for the horticulture team or train a volunteer to operate the Garden Railway.

$50

will keep the lights on for a continuing education class.


For more information please contact:
Jessica Lynch, Associate Director, The Annual Fund
215.247.5777 x161
jeslynch@upenn.edu


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Construction Notice:

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.

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.

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