The Shop is open seven days a week from 10:00am - 4:00pm, weekends until 5pm (April - October).
Members receive a 10% discount on Shop items, including sale items!
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From time to time you pass through the Shop at Morris Arboretum. You’ve perused the amazing assortment of goods – from local arts and crafts to nature-themed books and children’s activities. Have you also noticed, though, the variety of recycled and repurposed items?
In addition to considering shipping distances and promoting locally crafted goods, the Shop strives to be environmentally conscious by choosing recycled and repurposed items to sell in the Shop. That wallet is no ordinary wallet – it’s made from recycled bike tires! Looking for a bowl? How about one made from chopsticks or out of wood from fallen Morris Arboretum trees? Similarly, the Shop has jewelry made from recycled rubber and placemats of recycled paper.
In late 2014, the Arboretum partnered with Goodwill Industries to create tote bags made from old promotional banners. Goodwill leveraged this opportunity to provide paid skills training as part of their reentry program and the Arboretum got to put those old banners to good use. Instead of a landfill, those unused banners can now be spotted on shoulders around Philadelphia.
So whether you are looking for a special gift or to treat yourself to something great, consider the exceptional repurposed and recycled goods carried in the Shop at Morris Arboretum. The trees will thank you!
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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.
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.
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.