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Morris Arboretum

#30 of 448 things to do in Philadelphia Features Animals
100 Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118-2697
+1 215-247-5777
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A different kind of park -- trees, plants, and now lots of stuff for kids

We go to this garden a few times a year because it's always beautiful and always different. My... read more

Reviewed 15 December 2015
Friday Night Lights Event

The Friday night lights event is a separately priced, ticketed event to showcase the holiday garden... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2015
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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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 15 December 2015

We go to this garden a few times a year because it's always beautiful and always different. My favorite spot is the fernery, a tiny conservatory with rocks, paths, loads of ferns and a koi pond. Always nice and warm, so a perfect winter stop....More

Thank beadil
Reviewed 10 December 2015

The Friday night lights event is a separately priced, ticketed event to showcase the holiday garden railway. We took our family on December 4 so that our granddaughters could also meet the Nutcracker dancers. The lighting for the event was poor and the area where...More

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Reviewed 28 November 2015

Morris Arboretum never disappoints. It is a wonderful tribute to the love of nature. The special exhibits, the advantages of membership and the wonderful programs are a gift to all.

Thank Chris K
Reviewed 11 November 2015

As far as arboretum's go, I thought it was perfectly normal. It was the miniature train sets that blew me away. A whole section of the park was devoted to various train tracks weaving through trees and other foliage, with lovely custom bridges and other...More

Thank cle s
Reviewed 11 November 2015

The gardens and trails throughout the park are well kept and very colorful. Perfect for a romantic walk anytime of year. There is a very nice garden railway with multiple trains running through a very scenic setting. The people that work there are very friendly...More

Thank Steven O
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Nice arboretum to spend a sunny afternoon. There's a fee, which I'm unaccustomed to (museums/arboretums free in most states I've lived in) or I'd visit more frequently, since I live nearby. Pro tip: Glenside library should have a free pass you can borrow, but you...More

Thank Wisertime
Reviewed 10 November 2015

Such a lovely gardens. They have done a great job designing little niches of interest, from the rose garden to the tree house to the miniature train exhibit. Just really beautifully done. I have enjoyed it in late summer and early fall. Looking forward to...More

Thank momof7ds
Reviewed 9 November 2015 via mobile

Even after a large amount of blooms were gone and leave came down there was still so much beauty to see. Not crowded. Very romantic and a lot of ground to cover. Worth the money and another visit.

Thank DanaWhelan
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Lovely arboretum with hilly trails running thru gardens and forests. A must see if you are in the area.

Thank BAtriphound
Reviewed 26 October 2015

I am a member of the Arboretum and like to visit frequently. The grounds are maintained to the highest level and the place is never too crowded. In season, the gardens are spectacular.

Thank tesiman
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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