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Morris Arboretum

#35 of 451 things to do in Philadelphia Features Animals
100 Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118-2697
+1 215-247-5777
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Special Delight in June

There are new mobile sculptures that are worth seeing. The rose garden is at it's best. The... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2017
Wyncote, PA
Beautiful arboretum and botanical garden, well worth a visit

There are several beautiful 'speciiman trees' as well as a well-tended formal rose garden. There is... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2017
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is a historic public garden and educational institution. It promotes an understanding of the relationship between plants, people and place through programs that integrate science, art and the humanities.
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100 Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118-2697
+1 215-247-5777
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Reviewed 16 June 2017

There are new mobile sculptures that are worth seeing. The rose garden is at it's best. The entire arboretum is a delight.

1  Thank natalieing
Reviewed 13 June 2017

There are several beautiful 'speciiman trees' as well as a well-tended formal rose garden. There is a separate garden with many Japanese maples. An old log cabin replica was a 'kid magnet' especially since it was set next to a small stream. There are some...More

1  Thank RamblingRoses
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Reviews do not do this wonderful place justice. It is not easy to get there or find...if you are staying in downtown Philly. But, it is worth the effort. First, the drive from downtown gives a unique perspective of Philly--a perspective one cannot get by...More

1  Thank Chuck C
Reviewed 31 May 2017

This garden is a beautiful place to visit. The admission is a bit pricey, but it offers a lot of ground to discover. There are various sculptures placed within the garden, but mostly a lot of open space. We made the mistake of going on...More

2  Thank Wendy G
Reviewed 30 May 2017

My family recently attended a wedding ceremony and reception here. It was by far my favorite wedding that I have attended. We were fortunate with the weather, had it rained or been cold, I'm not sure I'd say the same thing. The garden is beautiful,...More

Thank Susan L
Reviewed 29 May 2017

This place is very pretty but a bit expensive to get in. I thought seventeen dollars just to walk around was a bit much. Was disappointed that the more exotic roses were roped off making them harder to photograph. Fencing around the swan pond as...More

Thank Cowgirlkc
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Not unlike the gardens you find at some of the great country houses of England, you will find the Morris Arboretum offers some unusual extras. The "fernery" is something you rarely see in England, and this one is particularly well maintained and artistically planted and...More

1  Thank Barry C
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Look for Charlie Mazza, a horticulturist from Cornell university. He takes people around highlighting and provide what I think quality information about the trees and shrubs in the Arboretum. If you are walking there from chestnut hill west station, suggest the Germantown avenue route as...More

Thank WonderWorldinUK
Reviewed 17 May 2017

With an extensive collection of trees rarely found in Pennsylvania (including Redwoods!), Morris Arboretum provides a home to countless birds and thus is the best getaway from city and street noise for travelers. You can walk the grounds in an hour, but you should really...More

Thank Rozmova5
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Excellent area in old Chestnut Hill. Beautiful Gardens and exceptional community.Beautiful surroundings and restaurants in the area.

Thank pato2846
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Morris is beautiful all the time, but if you are only going once, wait until the spring when everything (or almost everything) is blooming! Be sure to look for the Katsura tree behind the Atlas Cedar. There are several in... More