Morris Arboretum offers Early Bird Openings every Saturday & Sunday in May through September


If you’re up with the sun, start your day with an early morning visit to Morris Arboretum. The garden opens at 8am on Saturdays and Sundays in May through September.

May is a great month for watching our feathered friends on their return flights north, so get out your binoculars and come early while the sun is low and bird activity is high. But these openings are not for birders only.  Members, non-members, walkers, amateur photographers and everyone in between are invited to find the shining dew on more than 12,000 labeled plants in the Arboretum’s living collection.

Morris Arboretum 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 official arboretum of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, effective 1988, Morris Arboretum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and accredited by the American Association of Museums.  For more information, visit:

Photo Credit:  Paul Meyer

Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
100 E. Northwestern Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19118
Phone: 215.247.5777 |
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