If the Gardens are open, the Shop is open too!
Members receive a 10% discount on Shop items, including sale items!
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We strive to offer an array of items that will inform, engage, and inspire when it comes to the natural world around us. Whether it’s getting children outside with a do-it-yourself bug hotel or stocking the shelves with books on edible plants and the trees of Pennsylvania, the Shop supports the Arboretum’s mission of connecting people, place, and plants. When you stop by the Shop to treat yourself to a locally crafted item or a book on identifying local birds, your purchase supports that mission.
In addition to stocking items that celebrate the beauty of the natural world, we like to promote locally crafted goods and strive to showcase recycled, upcycled and repurposed items. This month’s featured Local Artisan:
We stock hundreds of books relating to botany and the natural world. Books about gardening, indoor plants, insects and birding are just a sampling of what you’ll find on our shelves. Our children’s book section includes award-winning titles with eye-popping illustrations for children of all ages. This month’s staff recommendations include:
We carefully curate a collection of toys and crafts designed to encourage a child’s natural curiosity and we make a concerted effort to locate quality items made right here in the USA.
You can’t pick the flowers but you CAN still take home a piece of the Arboretum! Special orders can be placed for replicas of some of our most iconic garden items: the Morris Weathervane, the Japanese Hill Garden Buddha and the Magnolia Slope Sheep. Please inquire the next time you visit the Shop.
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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!
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.
Monday the Arboretum's driveway was repaved. Today it is still drying, parking is limited, but we are open!
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.