Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

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Giving to Morris Arboretum

Contributions from individuals, corporations, and foundations are essential to support our core operations, and to build and maintain Morris Arboretum’s outstanding collections and unique gardens. Your gift will further our commitment to education and research. Your gift enables the Arboretum to maintain its internationally recognized garden and plant collection while also teaching future generations the importance of this heritage.

Ways to Give


The easiest and most direct way to impact The Arboretum is through a cash gift. This can be done online, through a personal check made to The Morris Arboretum, or by phone.

Annual Giving Programs

Planned Gifts

Planned gifts enable you to create extraordinary gifts that preserve the future of Morris Arboretum, while protecting your assets or creating ways they can better benefit you. Learn about Planned Giving, including bequests, life-income plans, trusts and other options.

Memorial and Tribute Gifts

Making a commemorative gift is a wonderful way to honor any special person in your life—parent, spouse, grandchild, friend—or any memorable occasion! Your gift can help keep the gardens growing, the collections preserved, and the programs you love going strong. Learn more about Memorial and Tribute Gifts.

Matching gift

You can double your contribution to Morris Arboretum if your employer offers a corporate matching gift program. Check with your Human Resources department and pick up a form to include with your gift. Corporations that match gifts will be recognized in our Annual Report.


Morris Arboretum welcomes pledges payable over time (typically three to five years), which may enable you to give more generously than you originally considered. To acquire a pledge form or design a payout plan, please contact the Development Office at or call 215.247.5777 x102.


Stock that has increased in value is one of the most popular assets used for charitable giving, once it has been held for a minimum of a year. Making a gift of securities offers you the chance to help Morris Arboretum, while realizing many important benefits for yourself. For more information on gifts of stock, please contact Alison Thornton, Senior Associate Director, Annual Giving Programs at

Gifts in Kind

The Morris Arboretum accepts gifts-in-kind, such as services or equipment, when they fulfill the needs and mission of the organization. In-kind gifts support our programs and build our collection, contributing to our overall success. For more information on gifts of stock, planned gifts, real estate or gifts in kind, please contact Alison Thornton, Senior Associate Director, Annual Giving Programs at

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2018 Annual Report

Advisory Board

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Alerts & Updates

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

The Rose Garden will be closed for renovations starting on Monday, October 3, 2022 until Spring 2023.

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.