Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum, Philadelphia: Hours, Address, Morris Arboretum Reviews: 4.5/5

Morris Arboretum
4.5
Nature & Wildlife Areas • Gardens
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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JudeD242
Farmington, CT50 contributions
Morris Arboretum of The Univ of Pennsylvania
Sep 2021 • Family
The Morris arboretum grounds were expansive but very walkable. There was an excellent map to follow to hit all high points. The paths were well marked and there were many benches to take a break and take in the peaceful surroundings. While we were there at the end of the flowering season it was still a worthwhile visit. The rose garden was large and I can only imagine how beautiful it must be when in bloom. The staff was friendly, knowledgeable and a joy with which to interact. While this arboretum is not as large as Longwood Gardens, to me the plus was that it was nearer to Philly so it made for an easy trip that still left part of the day to do other things. I would definitely visit again.
Written September 9, 2021
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jjr171
Reading, PA11 contributions
Great Time
Jul 2021 • Couples
Great experience, minimal crowds, great space to walk, try to go early morning when the weather is cooler and crowds are less
Written August 1, 2021
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Bob Angry
Melbourne, FL1,219 contributions
Fun spot to walk about and enjoy art and the outdoors
Jul 2021
We had been wanting to visit for quite a while and finally got the chance. This is an amazing place to visit. They are doing timed entry so plan ahead. There is plenty of parking. We started at the tp of the hill near the visitor center and then worked our way to the left. The treehouse observation area is a little tough on my fear of heights but we powered through. Don't skip the fernery! The scale train section is amazing too!
Written July 12, 2021
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Nancy L
Orlando, FL6,142 contributions
Well done
Jul 2021 • Couples
Well done. This place is big and beautiful. Lots to see at every corner. It can be really warm in the summer. Take water. They have a train area that delights all. Fascinating to watch. Advanced reservations are required.
Written July 5, 2021
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Terrie
29 contributions
Wonderful Beautiful Garden
Aug 2020 • Family
First thought was breathtaking absolutely amazing. This takes hours to fully look around take pics stroll through have a picnic just take in the natural beauty
If you visit the area a must see experience.
Written August 30, 2020
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podrozniczka60
New Jersey14,172 contributions
Interesting park experience
Jul 2020
We did not realize one cannot buy a ticket to visit this place at the gate other than on line ahead of time. Planning - we do not always do it! thankfully there was entry time available just 5 minutes from the time of our arrival. Do not hope for an easy process. You are expected to provide detailed information for every visitor, addresses, emails etc, create passwords just to buy tickets. Well, we got in and enjoyed it. If you have to plan the visit really ahead the weather may not cooperate so that is the minus of having to plan and pay ahead of time if you do not live nearby. The tickets were $ 20 each.
The gift shop is closed nowadays but bathrooms are open. The arboretum has a designated one way route marked allowing for the exploration of the entire place. Many beautiful nooks, gorgeous trees (like Katsura!), rose garden, sculptures - compose a pleasant walk. There is a grass picnic area for old fashioned picnicing like in Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe painted once by Édouard Manet.
Very pleasant afternoon!
Written July 28, 2020
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Robert S
Lawrence, KS2,663 contributions
Delightful spaces
Aug 2019
The Morris is a wonderful place for a quiet, beautiful stroll. We went in early August, on a good weather day, and had a love ly time.
The tree adventure area is a must see for folks with children. It is up in the trees and has great views, and quiet spaces.
We liked the sculpture around the park.
Written April 16, 2020
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Alice C
Delran, NJ29 contributions
Nice even in winter
Feb 2020 • Solo
Beautiful place. Lots of families with small children who seemed to love it!
There's a treehouse for kids. There's also a short hiking path. Most of the arboretum is handicapped accessible (paths marked), although on an incline.
Written February 18, 2020
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Sarah K
Willow Grove, PA46 contributions
Holiday Train Display Does Not Disappoint!
Dec 2019
My family and I attended an evening in December when the garden railway was lit up with holiday lights. We picked the earliest time available for this event (4:30) which was nice because it was still light out when we got there and we were able to walk through the treetop area.

While crowded, the railway was just magical! The attention to detail with the buildings from around the area was astounding. The variety of trains was fantastic as well. We went around the train area twice just to make sure we hadn't missed anything. This vent seemed expensive, but I found it worth the money for a fun holiday activity. I highly recommend it!
Written February 12, 2020
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gr8fish2017
Catonsville, MD168 contributions
Beautifully designed gardens
Nov 2019
Morris Arboretum is full of beautiful and interactive gardens. The garden areas are full of surprises around every corner including sculptures, rock gardens, trails, water features, and much more. I took my five grandkids from ages 5 thru 16 and we all enjoyed exploring the different areas around the grounds.
Written February 11, 2020
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