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Morris Arboretum

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Address: 100 Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118-2697
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+1 215-247-5777
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
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Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is a historic public...

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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A walk down the block during my childhood would bring me to Lydia's house. The gothic "spooky house" of my youth was raised many years ago but I can still remember all of it's... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2015
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Loxahatchee, Florida
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Loxahatchee, Florida
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 6 August 2015

A walk down the block during my childhood would bring me to Lydia's house. The gothic "spooky house" of my youth was raised many years ago but I can still remember all of it's wood en interior and tile fire places and how they just reduced the house to rubble rather than dismantling and salvaging the rooms. Still a beautiful... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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Reviewed 28 July 2015

Went around Halloween and participated in the scarecrow judging. It was awesome. The creativity the artist put into the scarecrows was amazing. THEN we all made our very own scarecrow from scratch. GREAT time with the kids.

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Castres-Gironde, France
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Reviewed 22 July 2015

Very beautiful, peaceful. Kind of a vacation-from-your-vacation day. Go in the Fall when the colors are changing. I really don't remember seeing many "flowering" plants, and I'm a perennial gardener.

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Aspen Hill, Maryland
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Reviewed 21 July 2015

Easy 2.5 hour drive from the Washington DC area. Friendly and helpful staff. Lovely gardens but the best part was the Patrick Dougherty branch art sculptures "Waltz in the Woods" and the outdoor, running model G-scale toy train garden. We had a bite to eat at the Cafe and found the limited choices of food to be just perfect.... fresh... More 

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Southern Shores, North Carolina
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Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

We attended an event at this location. If you have not been here it is an elevated series of platforms connected to what are best called treehouses. It is an extremely unique place, which made the party that much more fun. As night fell, the under lighting gave us the true feeling you were up in the trees. Again, unique,... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 16 July 2015

I love going to gardens and arboretums so I was extremely excited to visit the Morris Arboretum. Unfortunately, my visit was a massive disappointment. First of all, the Morris Arboretum is overpriced. They charge $16 to walk around nature when Wissahickon Park is located a few miles away and is completely free. When I went the grounds were not well... More 

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Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

When you go there leave your map behind and just explore the grounds! There is something exciting and new just about everywhere. This trip is perfect for families of mixed ages!

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Thank Michelle M
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 11 July 2015

Beautiful grounds to meander at your own pace. The rose garden and fernery were especially nice! I went while the "A Waltz in the Woods" display was up, and that was really interesting to see and walk through!

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Thank Abigail V
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 9 July 2015

Morris Arboretum if a very enjoyable and easy walk facility with beautiful landscaping and plantings. A very pleasant was to spend a few hours outdoors.

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Reviewed 8 July 2015

It was our first visit back since late Winter. We made the visit especially to see the installation by Patrick Dougherty. We were thrilled to finally see the Rose Garden in full bloom and the honeybees dancing amongst the smorgasbord of flowers! It's a great place for kids of all ages, with lots to do, see and explore! If you're... More 

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