Family Fun and Cool Treats at Morris Arboretum & Gardens’ Community Weekend!

Philadelphia, PA—Celebrate Morris Arboretum & Gardens’ 90th anniversary as a public garden with a special discounted community weekend!

From Friday, August 4, to Sunday, August 6, admission to the Morris is just $9 (it’s still free for Morris members, PennCard holders, and children under 3). On Friday August 4, there will be activities for the whole family, and the first 500 visitors each day will get a FREE cool treat.


Friday, August 4, 10:00 am–5:00 pm

Saturday, August 5, 9:00 am–5:00 pm

Sunday, August 6, 9:00 am–5:00 pm

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The Morris Arboretum & Gardens is celebrating nine decades as a public garden with events and activities sure to delight all ages. Be sure to see the Garden Railway with this year’s theme “Public Gardens,” and the new Whimsical Woods, the Morris’s reimagined garden space specifically for children!

Morris Arboretum & Gardens hours

Weekdays 10 am – 5pm | Weekends 9 am – 5 pm



  • Bloomin’ Bubbles, Tuesdays from 11 am, May 30 – August 29


  • Community Weekend with special admission price of $9 per person, August 4 – 6
  • Willow Wander, a tunnel of living willow in the Whimsical Woods


  • Celebrate the season all month long at Morris ArBOOretum & Gardens
  • Scarecrow Walk with the theme “1990s”
  • Penn Homecoming/Public Lecture: “90 Years of Connecting Plants, People & Place: Importance of Public Spaces in Times of Upheaval”


  • Holiday Garden Railway opens November 24

For more information, contact Mellany Armstrong, Communications Coordinator, at or call 215.247.5777 x 135, cell 610.329.4022.

The Morris Arboretum & Gardens is one of more than 30 Philadelphia gardens in America’s Garden Capital. This 92-acre horticultural display garden features a spectacular collection of mature trees in a beautiful and colorful landscape. The Morris Arboretum & Gardens offers educational programs for many audiences ranging from youth to professional and is a leader in botanical and horticultural research.


100 E Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118 / 215.247.5777 /