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Celebrate Spring at the Morris Arboretum


How does your garden grow?  Find out how to make it flourish at Morris Arboretum’s Arbor Day Family Day on Saturday, April 23 from 11am-3pm.  Explore their beautiful gardens and expand your plant knowledge.  At different stations throughout the Arboretum visitors can learn about surprising gardens, hardy plants for our area, and create a seed experiment to take home. Other demonstrations located in the Upper Gallery from 11am-2pm.

The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is located at 100 East Northwestern Avenue in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia.  The 92-acre horticulture display garden features a spectacular collection of mature trees in a beautiful and colorful landscape. The Arboretum includes numerous picturesque spots such as a formal rose garden, historic water features, a swan pond, and the only remaining freestanding fernery in North America. The arboretum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is also the official arboretum of Pennsylvania. A permanent nationally award winning exhibit, Out on a Limb – a Tree Adventure adds to Morris Arboretum’s allure by transporting visitors 50 feet up into the treetops on a canopy walk that requires no climbing.  Open weekdays 10am-4pm and weekends 10am-5pm (Apr-Oct).  Open late on Wednesdays in June, July, and August until 8:00pm.  For more information, visit