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Our fall classes have officially dropped, and soon the leaves will too. This season we’re offering both online and on-location classes that will expand your gardening skills, spark inspiration, and bring you closer to nature!

Whether you join us in person or from the comfort of your own home, there’s plenty to do at Morris Arboretum this fall. Read more about our highlighted categories below, and be sure to peruse our full course catalogue of online and on-location classes.

Behind the Scenes

A group taking a behind the scenes tour at Morris Arboretum.

From exploring Philadelphia’s hidden gems to the rambling tales of plants, our Behind the Scenes classes pull back the curtain on some of our city’s most mysterious plants and histories.

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Folks using binoculars to get a closer view of birds at Morris Arboretum.

As the trees begin to drop their leaves, birds are easier to see—sign up for one of our Birding classes and get your ornithology on.

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Tim Block leading a botany class at Morris Arboretum.

Whether you’re interested in identification, foraging for mushrooms, or investigating native pollinators, our Botany classes are hands-on explorations of the science of plants.

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Creative Expressions

A woman painting a katsura tree at Morris Arboretum.

Centering nature’s artistic versatility, our Creative Expressions classes range from dried flower crafts to wreath making, bringing the unique beauty of the outdoors into your home this holiday season. 

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Culinary Adventures


Learn how to pickle and make jam with your garden’s bounty, or pick up a few tips from a local chef—our Culinary Adventures will have your tastebuds blooming.

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Growing Minds

A young child looks at plants through a magnifier.

Designed for children of varying ages, our Growing Minds classes combine learning about plants with hands-on fun, such as growing sprouts from seeds and creating holiday centerpieces.

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Health & Wellness

Two women rolling up yoga mats after taking a class at Morris Arboretum

Take your self-care routine outdoors this fall and bask in the therapeutic benefits of nature with Shinrin-yoku (forest bathing), yoga in the garden, and more.

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Horticulture & Design

A pond with lily pads featuring water features for gardens.

From attracting songbirds to creating the perfect water garden, our Horticulture & Design classes will take your green thumb to the next level.

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