Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

Connecting people, plants, and place.

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Morris Arboretum is...
Education, community, horticultural display.

Spend time with family and friends exploring the Arboretum’s 92-acre lush and colorful gardens. Discover your favorite garden spaces and learn from 12,000 labeled plants, trees and flowers. Sign up for some of the more than 100 classes, educational tours and lectures offered in spring and fall, catering to visitors of all ages. An ever-changing color palette in every season keeps your senses focused on nature. See the forest from a new perspective from 50 feet up in the treetops on the Out on a Limb canopy walk, part of the Arboretum-wide interactive Tree Adventure exhibit. Enjoy events all year long. There’s so much to experience at Morris Arboretum!

Tree & Garden Etiquette

Please note, visitors are not allowed to climb or sit on the limbs of trees. The Arboretum is home to a number of champion trees, some of which are very old. With 130,000 visitors annually, climbing becomes a safety issue for both children and the trees. We don’t want any visitors or trees to break a limb. Thank you!

We ask that you be respectful of the garden, including:

  • Do not climb on the trees or sculptures or wade in fountains.
  • Picnicking in the garden is ONLY allowed in the designated picnic area behind the Widener Visitor Center. No cooking is allowed.
  • No pets allowed.
  • No bicycles, rollerblades, skateboards, Frisbees or other game equipment.
  • No admittance outside of regular visiting hours. Click here to see our seasonal hours.


The Arboretum property includes some hilly terrain. There is an ADA-approved paved walking path with less than 5% grade and benches strategically situated throughout the garden, but walking the Arboretum could prove challenging to those not in good health. We have two wheelchairs to lend out on a first-come, first-served basis, but we recommend you bring whatever accommodations are needed for the infirm and small children. The majority of the garden, including the Out on a Limb exhibit, is accessible from the paved pathways. We have wheelchair accessible restrooms in the Visitor Center. The seasonal dining facilities are also wheelchair accessible.

Guided golf cart tours for people with physical disabilities are offered with limited availability, and must be scheduled in advance. Although we will try to honor every request, two weeks notice is recommended. Please call 215.247.5777 X157 to make reservations.

In our efforts to provide an accessible and barrier-free visitor experience, we welcome your suggestions and observations. Please contact:

Photography in the Garden

Taking pictures at the Morris Arboretum, be they of trees, bees, flowers, or people for your own personal use, is free to do with paid admission (or completely free if you are a Member). However, additional charges apply for:

Photography Guidelines:

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Know Before You Go

For the safety of our visitors and to preserve the structural integrity of our tree collection, climbing or sitting on the limbs of trees is not permitted. Thank you!

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Weather Alerts

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.