Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

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Non-profit Memberships

Non-Profit Membership

Please contact Alison Thornton at or 215-247-5777 ext. 105 for more information about Non-Profit Membership opportunities.

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Hardy Fern Membership
This level is exclusively designated for libraries and healthcare organizations.

$100 (fully tax-deducible)

Admits 2 Adults, 4 Children (18 and under). One membership card issued. This membership card is designed to be checked out at hospital information or library circulation desks for a day trip to the Arboretum.


Meadow Garden Membership

$150 ($90 tax-deductible)

Admits 2 Adults, 4 Children (18 and under). One membership card issued.
Includes 5 complimentary passes ($14 retail value per pass).


Herb Garden Membership

$250 ($130 tax-deducible)

Admits 4 Adults, 4 Children (18 and under). One membership card issued.
Includes 10 complimentary passes ($14 retail value per pass).


Cottage Garden Membership

$500 ($260 tax-deducible)

Admits 8 Adults, 8 Children (18 and under). Two membership card issued; each admits 4 adults and 4 children.
Free facility rental (Widener Visitor Center) during public hours Monday-Thursday.
Includes 20 complimentary passes ($14 retail value per pass).


Alerts & Updates

The Arboretum’s paths are clear but due to icy conditions some features may be closed.

Advance Tickets Required for All Visitors (Including Members)

The Morris Arboretum is excited to be open! We have instituted new policies as required by the government of Pennsylvania in order to keep the public safe while visiting. Please review the policies below before your visit.

  • The City of Philadelphia mandates that all visitors age 2 and older wear face coverings.
  • If you feel sick, stay home.
  • The Visitor Center, the Shop, and Compton Café are temporarily closed, but picnicking will be permitted in certain areas.
  • The Fernery and the Log Cabin are temporarily closed.
  • Restrooms are open and sanitized regularly.
  • Hand sanitizing stations throughout the Arboretum.
  • Bring your own water and snacks.
  • Library passes are not accepted at this time.
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Unfortunately, Out on a Limb will be closed on Wednesday, January 29th through Friday, January 31, 2020 due to scheduled maintenance.

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.