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,


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


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


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


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


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


will keep the lights on for a continuing education class.

For more information please contact:
Alex Coll, Assistant Director, The Annual Fund
215.247.5777 x161

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Alerts & Updates

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.