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Two swans float along in an icy and snow-covered pond.

Celebrate the Beauty of Winter

Explore winter wonders at Morris Arboretum & Gardens! From our extensive witchhazel collection that adds color and fragrance to the landscape, to a specialized tour of our "bare naked trees," February is a wonderful time to visit us in Chestnut Hill. 

Check out our inclusion in Redfin's recent blog post, 16 Winter Things to Do in Philly | Redfin, and read on to learn more about what's happening at the Morris this winter.


A man and child stand among towering bare dawn-redwood trees in winter.

Discounted Admission

Through February 29, experience winter wonders with discounted admission at the Morris Arboretum & Gardens:

Members: Free
Adults: $20.00 $12.00
Seniors (65+ years): $18.00 $11.00
Youth (3-17 years): $10.00 $6.00
Children (Under 3): Free
PennCard (must present ID): Free
Students (must present ID): $10.00
ACCESS Adults (must present ID): $2.00
ACCESS Youth (3-17 years): $2.00
ACCESS Child (Under 3): Free
Retired Military (must have ID): $10.00
Active Military and Five Family Members supported by Wawa (must have ID): Free
Walk In or Bike In: $10.00 (Kids $5.00)

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Bright pink witchhazel flower with thin, long petals growing on a bare branch.


The Morris witchhazel collection is one of the largest in the country, adding bursts of color and fragrance across the winter landscape. Some witchhazels are currently in full bloom, and our overall collection is expected to peak by mid-February—visit in the next few weeks to see this exquisite winter beauties!

Stay tuned for more information on a Witchhazel Tour.

Explore the collection with the Witchhazel Map →



A winter landscape with a snowy open field in the foreground and tall bare trees in the background.
Bare Naked Trees Tour

Saturday, February 10 & 24 • 11 am
Meet at the Welcome Center. Free with general admission. Weather permitting.  

Explore the beauty of trees in winter on this guided tour! Without their leaves, deciduous trees reveal a variety of shapes and sculptures to admire. The tour features weeping, round, pyramidal, and vase-shaped trees, and highlights the many colors and textures of tree bark. This tour provides a unique perspective of trees as we enjoy the beauty of the winter garden. 


A group of people stand in the snow wearing winter clothing looking at trees.
Garden Highlights Tour

Weekends (year round) • 1 pm 
Weekdays (starting March 18) • 10:30 am 
Meet at the Welcome Center. Free with general admission. Weather permitting.  

Our knowledgeable guides will design a tour around the interests of the attendees. Garden Highlights Tour occurs year round—every tour is different, so come back as many times as you’d like!

Winter Wellness Walks
A group of four people wearing winter coats walk on a path through a wooded setting covered in snow.

Weekends through March • 10:30 am
Meet at the Welcome Center. Free with general admission. Weather permitting.  

Experience winter beauty at Morris Arboretum & Gardens while getting your steps in! Led by our experienced Garden Educator Volunteers, our Winter Wellness Walks are an opportunity to experience the season in all its wonder, get your heart rate up, and create connections with friends and fellow visitors. All walks are on paved pathways and have light exercise. All levels of fitness are welcome. Meet at the Welcome Center. Free with general admission. Weather permitting.

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A close up of bright red roses.

Family Activities

Valentines Day Craft

Wednesday, February 14 • 11 am
Meet in the Outdoor Classroom. Free with general admission.

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, I love plants, but not as much as you! Show how much you love your friends and family by painting a mini terracotta pot for a plant that will grow and grow just like your heart. Sweet treats included. 

For Kids & Families →