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Morris Arboretum

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Beautifully Maintained

I purchased the annual pass and use the Arboretum for my daily walks. I find it so much more... read more

Reviewed January 4, 2019
Vandette A
Philadelphia Oasis of Beauty and Charm

The Morris Arboretum is a glimpse of both Philadelphia's past and its future. Arrive by driving... read more

Reviewed December 28, 2018
Southampton, 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...more
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100 Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118-2697
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Reviewed January 4, 2019

I purchased the annual pass and use the Arboretum for my daily walks. I find it so much more invigorating than the tread mill at the gym. The grounds are beautifully maintained and there's often something new to see or do.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Vandette A
Reviewed December 28, 2018

The Morris Arboretum is a glimpse of both Philadelphia's past and its future. Arrive by driving through a winding hillside to their ample parking lot. There is a Welcome Center with outdoor terrace, meeting rooms, gift shop and restrooms. It's easy to maneuver the paved...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

My friend held her wedding here. This is the most beautiful gardens and picturesque. Romantic and calming with plenty of space to not feel crowded. If you want your wedding outside with a garden vibe this is definitely the place for you.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

There's something about nature that calms and at the same time invigorates. Morris Arboretum does just this. Lay back your worries and cares and just mosey through this wonderful natural place. Try it especially in spring and fall.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Richard J
Reviewed November 4, 2018

My wife and I love touring gardens because of their beauty and peacefulness. Morris, the former summer home of heirs to a steel fortune, has something to please everyone - metal sculptures, mute swans and dozens of mallards on a swan lake, a fern house,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018

The Morris Arboretum is great! It's very large and well worth the cost as there are a number of different species of flora and fauna to experience. I'd recommend going in spring or summer (that's when I've been there) when everything is in full bloom.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Sara G
Reviewed October 30, 2018

We have the annual family pass and it's worth every penny, as we take our toddler there almost weekly. The train town and the treehouse are must-visits and the fern house is great as well. Plenty of room to run and lots of beautiful things...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 25, 2018

My wife's niece got married at the Arboretum. Not necessarily my cup of tea, but I wasn't the one getting married. Grounds cover 96 acres (pains). Grounds are up and down and not handicap friendly. They had several golf carts to move guests around. Food...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BILLB47
Reviewed October 23, 2018

We had a great tour and spent the day wandering around the arboretum. There is a great paved loop that goes around and some unpaved trails but you can walk anywhere you like. It’s fun to lay in the grass and look at the sculptures...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018

Beautiful rose garden, even in October. The G -gauge train exhibit with replicas of area landmarks was just wonderful.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Susan W
October 23, 2018|
Response from SBEBMB | Reviewed this property |
No pets. They put this online: Here are 5 differences between a park and arboreta/botanical garden: Parks are intended mostly for recreation vs. arboreta/botanical gardens which focus on Plant Science Research, Education... More
Susan W
October 23, 2018|
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Response from MyraL573 | Reviewed this property |
No. You may not bring a dog. But there seem to be some resident, non-feral cats. I see them rarely.
July 26, 2018|
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I don’t think you need one unless you’re trying to do a special event
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Diana G
Eagleville, Pennsylvania
Rehearsal dinner Plymouth meeting area (3 Replies)
My family and I are looking for a rehearsal dinner place near the Morris Arboretum. We were looking in the Plymouth Meeting, Lafayette Hill, Flourtown, etc area. We have no preference on food but we would like to keep it as cost friendly as possible. Any suggestions?
June 26, 2012|
Response fromHawkshoe|
I have been to a few functions at Sorella Rose Bar & Grille. They have a nice room for parties and the food was good.
Mary M
Lodging near Morris Arboretum? (6 Replies)
Coming to a conference a Morris Arboretum in Mid October. Wondering if anyone can give me some advice? Looking for a hotel close to the Morris Arboretum, any recommendations? Is it advisable to rent a car from the airport to the Arboretum or is there any public transportation? Is the airport far from the Morris Arboretum? Thank you for any advice.
May 25, 2014|
Response fromrocknroll52|
This is a suburban area and I think you would be happy if you had a car. That said, here are public transit directions from their website Public Transportation From Center City Philadelphia: Accessible via Chestnut Hill East (#R7) or Chestnut Hill West (#R8) trains. Get off at Chestnut Hill stop and wait for "L" bus toward Plymouth Meeting or Plymouth Meeting Mall. Bus MUST say "Plymouth Meeting" or it won't pass close enough to the Arboretum. Ask to get off at the Germantown Avenue &...More
Nice area to stay in near Morris Arboretum? (3 Replies)
Wife and I are driving into the area for a wedding being held at the Morris Arboretum in mid June. Don't know the area at all, but am wondering what areas that are nice to stay in, within a short driving or walking distance. Any recommended hotels or restaurants?
May 09, 2017|
Response fromTraveler_from_PA|
Other than the Chestnut Hill Hotel mentioned above, there are no hotels in the immediate area. The closest hotels are in Plymouth Meeting (straight shot down Germantown Pike) or Fort Washington. If you are driving, both are directly off the PA Turnpike. Restaurants in both areas are primarily chains. If you want some local flavor, try Chestnut Hill, or Conshohocken (if staying in Plymouth Meeting) or Ambler (if staying in Fort Washington). Regardless, Morris Arboretum is a beautiful...More