Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

Connecting people, plants, and place.

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Parties Out on a Limb

Take your party Out on a Limb!

Unusual, exclusive, memorable...

If you want to impress your guests with a unique gathering, in a setting like none other, we have just the thing. Morris Arboretum's Out on a Limb is a striking walkway that soars 50 feet above the ground providing your guests with a bird’s eye view of the forest. Designed by Metcalfe Architecture & Design, Out on a Limb is fully accessible.

Host a sit-down dinner party for 20 or cocktails for 75.

Either way, your guests will experience trees and each other from up in the treetops.

Be the talk of the town. Book your party today.

Reservations can be made for any day of the week, 6pm to 10:00pm. Call 215.247.5777 x158 for more information or email

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Rental Specials

Party Special
Looking for an amazing backdrop for your party? Make a real impression by hosting your special event at the Morris Arboretum from 6:00-9:00PM on any of these remaining dates in 2015: Fri, Oct 23, Sun, Oct 25 or Fri, Oct 30 for only $1,500.

April Spring Special
For a limited time, receive 25% off of the rental fee for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday weddings in April 2016.

For more information about these specials or to book, contact:

Penn Sunday Special
Part of the Penn family? Come celebrate with us! We are happy to offer a 10% discount on rental fees for Sunday events to all those with a valid PennID (students, alumni, staff and faculty).

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Wedding Brochure

Approved Vendors

Area Accomodiations

Unusual, exclusive, memorable...

Morris Arboretum's Out on a Limb is a striking walkway that soars 50 feet above the ground providing your guests with a bird’s eye view of the forest, for a truly memorable event.

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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.