Morris Arboretum Hosts Conifer Tours

On Saturdays November 12 & 26, December 10, and January 14 & 28 at 2pm, Morris Arboretum Guides will give a special walking tour highlighting a selection of impressive conifers. Bundle up and enjoy the crisp air as you explore the 92-acre garden learning about these notable specimens.  Conifers, such as lacebark pine (Pinus bungeana),  provide multi-seasonal interest with an array of varying forms, foliage, bark, and of course, cones!  Don’t miss out on this opportunity to satisfy your curiosity and enhance your knowledge about conifers.  Free with admission.


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. A permanent nationally award winning exhibit, Out on a Limb – a Tree Adventure exhibit 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.  Open late on Wednesdays in June, July, and August until 8pm.  For more information, visit


Photo Credit: Liza Hawley