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How does your garden grow?  Find out how to make it flourish at Morris Arboretum’s Arbor Day Family Day on Saturday, April 23 from 11am-3pm.  Expand your tree and gardening knowledge and discover how to help plants and flowers grow.  Explore three very different garden stations that will surprise you, and sketch your own special garden.  Learn how to choose garden plants, experiment with seeds, and create your own indoor or outdoor garden.

After you’ve visited these garden stations, stop by the Upper Gallery from 11am -2pm to learn more about trees at Arbor Day related demonstration tables.  Discover which everyday items, such as cough syrup and cinnamon, are made from trees.  Talk with artisans who crafted bowls and birdhouses from Arboretum reclaimed wood that are available for purchase in The Shop. This event, open to all visitors, is free with garden admission and also gives 4thand 5th grade Girl Scouts the opportunity to earn their “Gardener” badge.

The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is located at 100 East Northwestern Avenue in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia.  The 92-acre horticulture display garden features a spectacular collection of mature trees in a beautiful and colorful landscape. The Arboretum includes numerous picturesque spots such as a formal rose garden, historic water features, a swan pond, and the only remaining freestanding fernery in North America. The arboretum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is also the official arboretum of Pennsylvania. A permanent nationally award winning exhibit, Out on a Limb – a Tree Adventure adds to Morris Arboretum’s allure by transporting visitors 50 feet up into the treetops on a canopy walk that requires no climbing.  Open weekdays 10am-4pm and weekends 10am-5pm (Apr-Oct).  Open late on Wednesdays in June, July, and August until 8:00pm.  For more information, visit


Photo Credit: Marie Ingegneri

Photo Caption: Rediscover the importance of trees at Morris Arboretum’s Arbor Day Family Day on Saturday, April 23, 11am-3pm.  Expand your tree and garden knowledge exploring three very different Arboretum stations and learn how to grow your own garden.  At staffed demonstration tables, discover everyday items made from trees, some available for purchase in The Shop.  For more information, visit  Pictured here are members of Glenside Girl Scout Troop 71273, Meg Liebsch, Larissa Rowe, Julia Kane, Molly O’Neill, & Sabrina Rowe.