Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

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Penn Students

Penn Students

Morris Arboretum is your place to escape, explore, and relax...

Just 13 miles from the Penn Campus, Morris Arboretum is accessible by car, bike, and public transportation. Admission is free with your PennCard.

Penn Student Events

New Winter 2015 Programs

ESCAPE to Morris Arboretum and experience the natural beauty of our gardens. Free bus transportation will be available between the Penn campus, register below.

Class Tree Dedication for the Class of 2019


Takes place at College Green.

Come join us for the dedication of the Class of 2019’s Class Tree at 11:15am at College Green on November 7th. Every November on homecoming weekend Morris Arboretum and Penn Traditions gather to celebrate the planting of the Class Tree. This year the freshman class voted for their class tree and Nyssa sylvatica (Black Gum)won by a landslide.

Tree Dedication

Save the Date! Holiday Concert with the Penn Glee Club

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5 | 2:00 - 3:00pm
Admission is free for PennCard holders.

A winter tradition, the Penn Glee Club will return to Morris Arboretum on Saturday, December 5th for their sixth annual holiday concert. Come and enjoy the Glee Club’s fun and diverse holiday repertoire while enjoying hot cocoa and cookies in the garden.

Transportation and admission to the Arboretum will be free for students or faculty members with a PennCard. Two complimentary buses will be waiting for students in front of the Penn Bookstore (36th and Walnut) from 10:15am- 10:30am, and they will depart at 10:30am. Students can expect to return to campus by 2:00pm.

Penn Glee Club Concert

Student Leaders

Morris Arboretum is the perfect place to bring your student groups. We are happy to assist student groups with organizing their own field trips to experience all the beauty and tranquility the Morris Arboretum has to offer. To learn more, please contact Bryan Thompson-Nowak at

Directions from Penn


Head east on Market St toward N 34th St. Turn left onto John F Kennedy Blvd. Take the Interstate 76 W ramp to Valley Forge. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for I-76 W/Valley/Forge and merge onto I-76 W. Take exit 340A toward Lincoln Dr/Kelly Dr/Germantown/Wissahickon Park. Merge onto City Ave. Slight left to merge onto Lincoln Dr. Turn left onto Emlen St. Continue onto Cresheim Valley Dr. Turn left onto Germantown Ave. Turn right onto E Northwestern Ave. Arboretum entrance will be on the right.

Public Transportation

Walk to 30th Street Station. Take Chestnut Hill West Line Train towards Chestnut Hill West (31 mins, 10 stops). Walk to Germantown Avenue & Bethlehem Pike (1 minute). Wait for "L" bus toward Plymouth Meeting or Plymouth Meeting Mall. Bus MUST say "Plymouth Meeting" or it won't pass close enough to the Arboretum. Ask to get off at the Germantown Avenue & Northwestern Avenue stop. Walk down Northwestern Avenue for .5 miles past Chestnut Hill College and the apartment complex until you come to the black wrought-iron gate of the Arboretum.

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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.