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Morris Arboretum

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100 Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118-2697
+1 215-247-5777
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A gem that continues to evolve and grow

Morris Arboretum is good in any season: April and May for the bulbs and early perennials, late... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Stuart R
Wyncote, Pennsylvania
lovely and peaceful

Lovely place to visit in all seasons. The grounds are very nice to walk through, with different... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sheridan S
Chicago, Illinois
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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.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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100 Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118-2697
+1 215-247-5777
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Morris Arboretum is good in any season: April and May for the bulbs and early perennials, late winter for the hellebores, summer for the escape from the rest of the city. And all year long for the trees with and without leaves. Take a class,...More

Thank Stuart R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely place to visit in all seasons. The grounds are very nice to walk through, with different elevations and types of paths. There was a lot to see when I went including flowering plants, swans, statues wearing knitted things. There are walking tour pamphlets you...More

Thank Sheridan S
Reviewed 7 December 2017

If you visit this arboretum request a docent to enjoy the story that goes with this location. Located near Chesnut Hill which is a very quaint town.

Thank francoisepr
Reviewed 10 November 2017

I have taken my kids here several times. Sprauling wide open lawns. Hidden treasures of statues and gardens. Minature garden rail that changes yearly. Plenty of shade and sun when the weather is right. There is always something in bloom and several varieties that may...More

Thank jstaylor68
Reviewed 14 October 2017

An ideal example for what is called as 'Lovely place'! Went there during fall color and all I can summarize is that Morris Arboretum is so perfect for nice walks and spending memorable times with your loved ones. Its free for Upenn students btw :)

Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We've lived in Delaware for 30 years and never made it to Morris. Although we saw it on travel guides, it seems underappreciated. Perhaps it's the northeast traffic which is always painful but we found it worth the trip. We're members of another Botanical garden...More

Thank Richard O
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

I came here on a Saturday to take photos and walk around as it’s a nice break from the city. Admission is free if you work at the University Pennsylvania otherwise it’s $17 for adults They have a café, gift shop and a lot of...More

Thank Stan K
Reviewed 3 October 2017

My niece's wedding was held here, and it was beautiful. Perfect natural setting, with walkways and interesting, informative signage. Walkway in the trees was very novel and great place for serving hors d'ouvres. Bottom floor was great place for dinner and dancing for 100 attendees....More

1  Thank Jon W C
Reviewed 28 September 2017

To many,the word arboretum makes them yawn...this is more than trees! There is arosegarden,summer flower garden , pond and 2 swans calling it home and lots of visiting ducks flapping in the water.lovely ground cover,grasses...oh I cannot wait to go in November when leaves change-orwillit...More

2  Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed this garden, particularly the rose garden and the swan lake. It was a manageable size to walk all the paths before getting too tired or bored, and I lucked out with a beautiful Fall day

Thank SaminDC
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12 December 2017|
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Response from Rona M | Reviewed this property |
I just showed up and a very nice man at the gate sold me the ticket and told me what plants were looking good at the moment, how long it would take to get to different bits, and the things he thought I ought not to miss.
24 November 2017|
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Response from Richard O | Reviewed this property |
For 15 yo, probably 1.5 +/- .5 hrs. For adults, 2-3 hrs. Adjust downward for cold/hot seasons and possibly upward for spring / fall.
Richard W
20 September 2017|
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Response from MrSaturn64 | Reviewed this property |
If I recall correctly, the big treehouse with the nets is not entirely accessible. In general, though, it shouldn't be too much of a hassle.