Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

Connecting people, plants, and place.

University of Pennsylvania

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Visitor Center Exhibit

Upper Gallery

Photography of Paul W. Meyer: A Plantsman in Asia

Visitor Center
Included with garden admission.

While participating in plant collecting expeditions in his roles as the Curator of the Living Collection and the F. Otto Haas Executive Director, Paul Meyer took many beautiful photographs of the landscapes and people he encountered. A selection of these photos is currently on display in the Upper Gallery of the Visitor Center.

Photography of Paul W. Meyer:  A Plantsman in Asia

Lower Gallery
People, Plants & Place: The Story of Morris Arboretum

People, Plants & Place: The Story of Morris Arboretum

This exhibit will take you on a historical journey of the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, from its beginnings as a summer estate to the present day as an institution that brings people, plants, and places together.

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Alerts & Updates

Grist Mill Demonstration Day (Sunday, August 18th) has been cancelled due to excessive heat.

The Garden Railway will not be operational from 2:00 PM Friday (July 19) through the weekend (July 20-21). The trains will open for normal operation on Monday, July 22nd. Our Train Master reported that the trains will not operate in the excessive heat, citing electrical, track and rolling stock failures.

The Arboretum is open as usual. Click here for hours.

Garden Railway trains are not running Saturday, September 8th and Sunday, September 9th due to inclement weather.

Please note: The Rose Garden is closed for maintenance every Thursday morning until noon.

Weather conditions may limit garden access to certain features even if the garden is open – please check the web site or call (215) 247-5777 for updates before visiting. Our visitors’ safety in the garden is our top priority. Therefore when inclement weather is predicted, we will make decisions about closing the garden accordingly.