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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
10:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00

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 Shady Haven

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... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 take a longer time to enjoy the beauty and fresh air. Note: some hills are... More 

Thank Rozmova5
Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped at the Morris Arbotetum prior to the following day of seminar at Penn Med. The Fernery, rose garden and sculpture gardens are high lights. If you are into trees, the specimens are vast, huge and several hundreds of years old with great diversity in style. Very informative. The gift shop has a book on local trees. Enjoy. You will... More 

Thank Maryanne T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always worth a visit on a sunny afternoon. Do not miss the Canopy Walk, The Rose Garden, or the Garden Railway. Children like the Tree Web and theology cabin and creek

Thank Kyle S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Morris Arboretum is definitely the highlight of Chestnut Hill. The highlights are the Rose Garden, the Canopy Walk, and the nostalgic Garden Railway. The whole place is a fine place to go for an extensive walk, and is best in the Spring and Fall. It must be driven to. There is no public transit access, and parking can be tough.

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Southampton, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited with friends and children (ages 2-10) and everyone had a blast! The tree web is always a hit with the kids. We begin there and end there because they love it so much! The log cabin and creek is another fun spot. They liked to walk in the water and rest in the cabin! The grounds are beautiful... More 

Thank jjav1234
Stonewall, Louisiana
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting Philadelphia babysitting grandchildren. Went to garden after church. Wonderful place to picnic, relax, view beautiful arboretum and let kids release some energy.

Thank Sue G
Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a lovely drive through Germantown from the city & a nice walk for 60-90 minutes. The staff we encountered were helpful & friendly. Loved the two horticulturists who explained the danger of the invasive "Norway maple!"

Thank Pam M
Avalon, New Jersey
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

I had never been here before but heard an ad on the radio for it mentioning a display of kinetic sculptures and figured it was time to visit. I spent about 1.5 hours walking around enjoying the scenery and the sculptures. There were a lot of daffodils in bloom along with other wild (?) spring flowers. Not sure that I... More 

Thank Janet A
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

really amazing natural park, good size, beautiful. Highly recommended for walks, and just exploring the beautiful nature, especially in the spring and fall

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