Morris Arboretum Hosts A Taste of Summer: Real Food Sweet Treats with Bold Flavor

At Morris Arboretum on Wednesday, July 20 from 6-7:30, awaken your senses with a Taste of Summer: Real Food Sweet Treats with Bold Flavor.   Join food and wellness educator Lauren Nixon for a demonstration that will help you to place real, plant-powered food at the forefront of your mealtime experience.   Participants will utilize local, seasonal fruit to create inspired sweet treats in under 15 minutes that don’t require a stove! This event is 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:  Rusty Kennedy