Earth Month at the

Morris Arboretum & Gardens

Our previous email listed an incorrect time for the Solar Eclipse Watch Party—the activity will begin at 2:30 pm.

In celebration of Earth Month, the Morris has a calendar filled with nature-focused tours, talks, and events all April long. Join us for a Solar Eclipse Watch Party, virtual discussions, tours, and so much more!

Read on to learn more about this month’s happenings at the Morris, and be sure to check out the What’s in Bloom calendar to see what’s blooming in the gardens.

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The arrival of spring brings longer days at the Morris!


10 am – 5 pm


9 am – 5 pm

Last Entry

4 pm

Bring the Family

Free with general admission.

Solar Eclipse Watch Party

Monday, April 8 • 2:30 – 3:30 pm

Enjoy the gardens while experiencing the 2024 Solar Eclipse! We’ll make cereal box viewers for the kids, and other visitors will receive solar eclipse glasses. Meet at the Welcome Center Lawn. Limited supplies.


Wednesday, April 17 • 10:30 am

Join us for Oddbird by Derk Desierto, a story about a bird who learns to celebrate themselves. Meet at the Outdoor Classroom.

Take a Tour

Free with general admission.

Weather permitting. Meet at the Welcome Center.

Spring Buds & Blossoms

Saturday, April 13 • 11 am

Experience the vibrant beauty of springtime on this guided walking tour.

Magnolias & More

Saturday, April 20 • 11 am

Join us for an exploration of magnolias, dogwoods, and conifers.

Garden Highlights

Weekends: 1 pm

Weekdays: 10:30 am

Our knowledgeable guides will design a tour around the interests of the attendees.

Join the Discussion

Advance registration required.

A Free Virtual Event

Fostering Resiliency: Helping our

Forests and Wildlife Respond to a Rapidly Changing Climate

Thursday, April 18 • 12 – 1:30 PM

Join Penn Alumni and the Morris for a panel about how a warming climate could determine the fate of our ecosystem and its millions of interconnected species.

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Private Gardens of Philadelphia

Virtual Book Talk

Thursday, April 25 • 7 pm

Members: $30 • Non-members: $35

Author Nicole Juday will give us a look inside her gorgeous new book, Private Gardens of Philadelphia.

In-Person Book Purchase & Signing

Saturday, April 27 • 10 am

Fee: $60 (includes a signed copy of the book and Morris admission)

Join us in person for a celebratory launch of the first-ever coffee table book on Philadelphia’s spectacular private gardens!

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Save the Date!

Friday, May 31 • 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

$150 registrant • $80 for students

The general public is invited to attend either in person or virtually as we bring together a panel of plant scientists and conservation experts for an intensive one-day conference that highlights the intersection of plant science and conservation.


Spring/Summer 2024

Read our bi-annual magazine and learn more about what’s happening behind the scenes at the Morris. This issue includes education updates, a peek into our archives, this year’s new exhibitions, and more!

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