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Morris Arboretum

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wedding reception

The Morris Arboretum is a beautiful place to have a wedding. The drawback is that the building is... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Karen H
Phila, United States
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The admission per each adult is $19.00. If you live locally, consider upgrading to an annual... read more

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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...more
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100 Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118-2697
+1 215-247-5777
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Morris Arboretum is a beautiful place to have a wedding. The drawback is that the building is not handicap accessible and requires guests to use stairs.

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The admission per each adult is $19.00. If you live locally, consider upgrading to an annual membership. Large vehicles and RVs may park in the field near where you pay. A cafe and gift shop are available. Look online for ongoing classes. Bathrooms are located...More

Thank PaleoGypsy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Any acres saved from development are worth visiting and Morris Arboretum is a lovely 26 acres seemingly in the countryside of Philadelphia - This was a family's country estate that has come to be owned by U. Penn. The mansion house still stands - rather...More

Thank saramatthews
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

This place is serene and beautiful. Only about 30 minute drive from center city. The more adventurous can bike, too, or there’s mass transit. We took a Lyft and stopped st Dalessandro’s for lunch. The arboretum has nice sculptures, in addition to a giant tree...More

1  Thank SBEBMB
Reviewed 3 August 2018

I visited with my dad on a weekday in July. He's into birding and taking pictures of flowers. While July isn't the best time for birding, he still enjoyed the walk. I also enjoyed our visit. They have lovely grounds here. Lots of lush greenery,...More

Thank Christie Y
Reviewed 31 July 2018

I attended a wedding here on July 12th. This Arboretum has lots of lush greenery and a great variety of flowers. It is so picturesque. Also the reception here had delicious food and very polite staff members. The night breezes and the tent set up...More

Thank Surprised92
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Our first time visiting. Convenient location with plenty of parking. We were able to get a season pass from our local library so our visit did not cost us anything. The grounds were well maintained with various sculptures scattered around. The model train town was...More

Thank ladyarcher1941
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

I have three boys ages 10-13 and since we were in the neighborhood we stopped in Morris Arboretum. We had been years ago when they were little to see the train display but always went when it was fall or winter. So nice to enjoy...More

Thank icecreamdoodle
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Really beautiful, calm, well kept, interesting public garden, welcoming to all. Good for kids and adults, and good place to go for a walk, some up and down adds to the challenge.

1  Thank Myra L
Reviewed 10 July 2018

The Morris Arboretum is one of those little gems. It's a best kept secret place. Great parking and an all around lovely spot.

Thank Wendy S
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27 July 2018|
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Response from lockjessmonster | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think you need one unless you’re trying to do a special event
12 April 2018|
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Response from RosemaryG806 | Reviewed this property |
I believe that you can. In addition, there is a cafe with a limited menu for food to purchase.
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.