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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Renovations began in January on the George D. Widener Education & Visitor Center. The project includes the expansion of the building’s main entrance, and the installation of automatic front doors that will comply with ADA standards for accessible design. The entrance will also be more stroller friendly, making it easier for families to navigate the building.
Visitor Center Plaza
In addition to the improvements being made to the building itself, the surrounding plaza will also be enlarged and enhanced.A new 30x30 area will provide a larger gathering space for tours, and will help reduce congestion on high visitation days. The larger terrace will also feature sitting walls and benches toprovide additional seating.
The membership kiosk will be relocated within the plaza and will be expanded to enable staff to welcome visitors more efficiently. New plantings will be added. When finished, the area will provide a pleasant, relaxing space for visitors to gather and linger.
Closure and Visitor Access
The Shop at Morris Arboretum will remain closed until construction is completed toward the end of March. Visitors and those enrolled in classes may encounter inconveniences which we apologize for in advance. The Visitor Center remains open for programs (like classes) and conveniences. Look for signage indicating an alternative entrance.
Morris Arboretum wishes to thank longtime Arboretum friend, Edith Dixon for making these enhancements possible. This attractive new area will allow the Arboretum to accommodate a broader audience and its improved functioning will enhance the experience of every visitor.