Morris Arboretum Hosts Scents of the Arboretum on Late Night Wednesday, August 10
On Wednesday, August 10 from 6-7:30, Morris Arboretum invites you to discover the Scents of the Arboretum. Lori Regan, local essential oil distiller and owner of Shine Essential Oils, will share her knowledge of distilling local trees and plants for health and well-being. Featured will be essential oils representative of trees at the Arboretum, such as cedar, pine and juniper. Stimulate your sense of smell and get to know the Arboretum’s trees on a deeper level by experiencing their true essence. Free with admission. No registration required.


On late night Wednesdays, the garden is open until 8pm.  Plan to stay the evening and relish a picnic dinner as crickets serenade you and fireflies light up the sky. Bring your own meal or purchase supper from the light fare menu at the Compton Café.

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 8:00pm.  For more information, visit


Photo Credit:  Paul W. Meyer