Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

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Woody Plant Conference

16th Annual Woody Plant Conference at Swarthmore College

Friday, July 17, 2015
Lang Performing Arts Center, Swarthmore, PA

Mark your calendars for the 18th annual Woody Plant Conference at Swarthmore College. This popular day-long conference focuses on great woody plants for the Mid-Atlantic states and how to use them in the landscape.

Featured speakers include:

For a complete brochure click here.

This annual conference is co-sponsored by Morris Arboretum, Chanticleer, Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, and Tyler Arboretum.

The conference is geared to landscape professionals and avid amateur gardeners.

Continuing education units (CEUs) for PA and NJ landscape architects, International Society of Arboriculture certified arborists, and PA certified horticulturists will be available.

Visit the Woody Plant Conference website for more information.

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Upcoming Classes

Yoga in the Garden: Ten Enchanted Evenings
Tuesdays, June 2 - August 4
7:00 - 8:15pm
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Yoga Out on a Limb
Four Sundays: June 14, July 12, August 9 and September 13
8:30 - 10:00am
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Construction Notice:

Parking Lot Closed Thursday, July 30 - Friday, July 31, 2015. Out on a Limb garden feature will also be closed Thursday, July 30 - Friday, July 31, 2015

Morris Arboretum’s parking lot is being repaved Thursday, July 30 - Friday, July 31, 2015. 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 Thursday, July 30 - Friday, July 31, 2015. 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.

Our Out on a Limb garden feature will be closed for maintanence on Thursday, July 30 - Friday, July 31, 2015

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.

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