We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Morris Arboretum

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 100 East Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118
Phone Number: +1 215-247-5777
Website
Today
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: 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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 217 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 155
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Fantastic

Even though I've lived in the area for a few decades, this was my first time visiting. I can only saw that I should have gone many years ago. I was struck by how friendly the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
darxhow
Add Photo Write a Review

217 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Even though I've lived in the area for a few decades, this was my first time visiting. I can only saw that I should have gone many years ago. I was struck by how friendly the staff were; it's rare to run into people on a hottish day enjoying their jobs. The grounds were lovely. I especially like that there... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tucson, Arizona
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This place is really stunningly beautiful, especially in the spring time when everything is in bloom. The variety of blooms is incredible, and you can find every color of the rainbow. I adored this place. My complaint is that no matter where in the arboretum we walked, there were noisy weed whackers or lawn mowers souring the experience. The arboretum... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Somerset, New Jersey
Top Contributor
169 reviews 169 reviews
86 attraction reviews
392 helpful votes 392 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This Arboretum is all about Nature. It was a great day to be outdoors the day before yesterday, so we came here to relax and commune with that nature. There were only about 40 or 50 people in this 90+ acre garden when we visited. So, we felt like we were strolling by ourselves in our private zen garden. It... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
nj
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We got free passes from our library. It was beautiful and a great cardio workout walking around. It is handicap accessible. Flowers are beautiful .

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This place is world class, immaculate, and amazing. A must destination for Philly visitors. The trails are in excellent condition and sections have beautiful plants/flowers. The trees are cool too. It is hilly so wear good shoes.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lansdale, Pennsylvania
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

originally a private garden it has expanded into a botanical garden run by the U of Penn. It is a lovely place to take a break from the noise of the city. wandering around the many paths you still see remnants of the Victorian gardens-the masonry around the rose garden for example and other sections are open meadows, grassy fields... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The gardens are spectacular with many different venues. What really impressed me was the absence of "don't walk on the grass" signs. Kids played in the streams and no special forces were dispatched. Enjoy!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
424 reviews 424 reviews
114 attraction reviews
426 helpful votes 426 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I'm always so grateful for those outdoor spaces that are wonderfully and lovingly preserved. The Morris Arboretum, supported by the sturdily endowed University of Pennsylvania and backing up to the Wissahickon is a mix of easy short trails and longer ones. The educational signs, guide pamphlets and staff fulfill the teaching mission of this arboretum as do the special exhibits... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

It's a pleasant walk through the gardens; you forget you are within the city limits of Philadelphia. Activities for children and,in the summer, evening concerts. It's free on National Garden Day in May....just go to Better Homes and Gardens website to obtain a ticket.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

My husband of 54 years and I walked the arboretum almost 60 years ago. We haven't been back since and now it will be harder to navigate, but we look forward to our return. Perhaps next spring.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Morris Arboretum also viewed

 

Been to Morris Arboretum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Morris Arboretum and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Morris Arboretum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?