Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

Connecting people, plants, and place.

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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

Culture Connection: Exploring Korean Heritage

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 | 11:00am - 3:00pm
Free with garden admission.

Celebrate traditional and modern Korean culture with music, tours and free samples. Guides will lead an exploration of the Korean plants of the Arboretum’s 92-acre botanical collection.

Performances by University of Pennsylvania student groups:

  • Penn DuRe, a traditional drum troupe, two 15 minute performances at the haha wall at 11:15am and 1pm
  • Penn Sori, a capella singing group of Penn students, two 15 minute performances in Rose Garden at 12 and 1:30pm

Tours: 11:30am and 2pm; begin at Widener Visitor Center
Samples: Japanese Bell, while they last


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 bryantho@upenn.edu.


Directions from Penn

Driving

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.

Biking

Head southeast on South Street. Turn left on to ramp to Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk. Continue onto Schuylkill River Trail - Philadelphia to Valley Forge. Turn Left toward Schuylkill River Trail. Turn left onto Schuykill River Trail. At the Wissahickon Transportation Center turn right to continue onto Wissahickon Bike Trail. Turn left on Forbidden Drive. Follow this trail to Northwestern Avenue (about 7.5 miles) Turn right up Northwestern Avenue (you will see Northwestern Horse Stables on your right). Cross over Germantown Avenue and continue on Northwestern Avenue for another .5 miles. The entrance will be on your right. Bike racks are located next to the parking lot. Bikes are not permitted on any trails in the Arboretum. The entire ride is about 12 miles and will take approximately 50 minutes.

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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Alerts & Updates

The Holiday Garden Railway is not running today due to the rain.

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.

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