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Group Tours

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Group Visits

The Arboretum welcomes organized groups for visits, please email Eliza Hawley at or call 215.247.5777 x157 to arrange a date. For opportunities available for student groups, field trips, and scout tours, please visit our Education page.

Tours for parties of 10 or more can be arranged with a three week advance notice. Please fill out our Group Tour Request Form at the bottom of this page and a staff member will contact you to arrange a date.

Verbal Description Tours

(For visitors who are blind or partially-sighted)

60 Minutes • Reservations required, please allow for 3 weeks notice. Contact Eliza Hawley at
Experience the Arboretum’s most beloved features with our Verbal Description Tour. Trained Guides will provide an enhanced experience for visitors who are blind or partially sighted, using vivid description and tactile opportunities that convey the magnificence of the largest and rarest trees at the Arboretum, the world class sculpture, and sweeping views.

Groups may select from among the following group tours:

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LEED Horticulture and Green Roofs Tour

Duration: 60 minutes

The Horticulture Center supports the Arboretum’s daily operations in a healthy and
environmentally friendly facility. It has been awarded Platinum Level LEED® Certification,
setting an example for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design on a local, regional, and
national level. Some demonstration features include green roofs, geothermal wells, constructed
wetlands, recycled materials, energy efficient buildings and solar panels. Tours are from the
ground only.

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Outstanding Trees Tour

Duration: 60 minutes

The Arboretum is over 75 years old and so are many of our trees. Many trees in our living
collection are recognized as significant examples of their species, and some are the oldest in the
area. Plan a guided tour to see our prized collection of mature stately trees. Our most exceptional
specimens are highlighted on this tour, including several current or former state champions, as
well as many trees of extraordinary size and beauty.

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Please give a minimum of 3 weeks advanced notice for a group tour 
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