Summer POPS with Color at Morris Arboretum & Gardens

Stop and smell our beautiful Roses and Exuberant Blooms,

try some outdoor yoga, and more!

Surround yourself with color and beauty this summer at Morris Arboretum & Gardens! Join us as we celebrate our 90th anniversary and the season with events and classes that are fun for everyone! Except where noted, all events listed below are free with Morris admission. Learn more about our Summer 2023 events at


Morris Arboretum & Gardens Hours

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

Moonlight & Roses

Friday, June 2  5:30  – 10:30 pm

In addition to paying homage to our 2023 honorees, this year’s fundraising gala also celebrates the Morris’s 90th anniversary as a public garden. Proceeds directly support the Morris’s work as a renowned public botanic garden and as a center for plant-science research and educational programming for all ages. Get your tickets at

Rose Garden

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

Free with Morris admission

Take in the spectacular sights and scents of the historic Rose Garden in its full summer glory, now with more accessibility! New bluestone walkways make it easier for visitors of all ages and abilities to experience the flowers. Created in 1888 at Compton, the summer home of John and Lydia Morris, the Rose Garden is home to more than 700 individual rose plants of 175 different varieties.


Simply Roses

Saturday, June 4  12:30 – 2 pm

Members: $35 | Non-members: $40

Upper Gallery, Widener Welcome Center

Do you love roses, but are reluctant to grow them because you think that they are too difficult or fussy? Learn how to select, plant, and care for roses through a practical month-to month plan. Afterward, we will stroll through the Philadelphia Rose Society’s Annual Rose Display/Exhibition at the Morris. Each class participant will receive a bouquet of beautiful roses as PRS members take down their displays! Presented by Mary McKnight-Seltzer, master gardener and president of the Philadelphia Rose Society.

Yoga in the Garden (2 sessions)

Wednesdays: June 7, 14, 21, 28  5 – 6 pm

Wednesdays: July 5, 12, 19, 26  5 – 6 pm

Members: $72 | Non-members: $80

Meet at Widener Welcome Center

Study inspirational Vinyasa yoga, led by Jennifer Schelter. Learn the basics of yoga and deep relaxation while surrounded by the Morris’s peaceful ambience. All are welcome, including beginners. Bring a yoga mat, a towel to place under your mat, and wear comfortable clothes. In inclement weather, the class will meet indoors. Register online at or call 215.247.5777 ext. 125.

Exuberant Blooms: A Pop-Up Garden

Saturday, June 24, through Sunday, October 1, 2023

Free with Morris admission

Step into an explosion of color this summer, when Exuberant Blooms: A Pop-Up Garden blossoms at Morris Arboretum & Gardens! Exuberant Blooms is a vibrant and immersive floral display that pays homage to the grandeur of the Victorian floral carpet while infusing it with a modern, informal design. Showcasing more than 12,000 plants of varying color, form, height, and shape, each bed contains a wide variety of annual and tropical plants known for their bold, saturated colors and their appeal to butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators.


Storytime at the Morris

Wednesday, June 21  10:30 am

Outdoor Classroom; rain location in Upper Gallery

Free with Morris admission

All ages are welcome. Join us for a reading of a selected book, and for a craft activity afterward.

More Hidden Gems Tour

Saturday, June 10  11 am

Free with Morris admission

Meet at Widener Welcome Center

Join knowledgeable guides for a walking tour highlighting garden features not often discovered on an average visit, such as structures, sculptures, spaces, trees, and vistas. Go off the beaten path to places you haven’t been before and see garden gems you haven’t seen before.

Historic Springfield Mills Days

Sunday, June 25  1 – 4 pm

Springfield Mills at Bloomfield Farm

Free with Arboretum admission

Morris Arboretum’s oldest architectural feature is the historic grist mill, dating back to 1761 and situated along the picturesque Wissahickon Creek. On a guided interactive tour, watch one-ton millstones grind corn kernels, observe 160-year-old machinery transport and sift ground corn to produce meal, and even grind your own flour on a pedal-powered mill.

Morris Motor Show

Saturday, July 15 (rain date July 16), 10 am – 4 pm

Free with Morris admission

See a selection of cars through the decades in celebration of the Morris Arboretum & Gardens’ 90 years as a public garden. The show is a nod to founder Lydia Morris, who enjoyed being driven through her estate by her head gardener.

Garden Railway: Public Gardens

Through October 9, 2023

Free with Morris admission

Our beloved Garden Railway is marking 25 years with 300 feet of additional track, making it one of the largest outdoor model train displays in the country at one-third of a mile! This year, we’re celebrating the joy and importance of public gardens with miniature replicas of iconic structures at some of America’s most famous public gardens, including the Climatron at Missouri Botanical Garden, Torii Gate and Pavilion at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and flamingo topiaries from the Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

Bloomin’ Bubbles

Tuesdays through August 29, 2023  11 am

Free with Morris admission

Join us every Tuesday as we transform the Azalea Meadow into a magical bubble party for kids. The second Tuesday of each month will be Bubbles & Dance, where music is added into the mix for animal dancing, slo-mo dance, freeze dance, and more! The fourth Tuesday of the month is Bubbles Surprise, with unique bubble-based activities.

Garden Highlights Tour

Weekdays 10:30 am, weekends 1 pm

Free with Morris admission

Our knowledgeable guides will design a tour around the interests of the attendees. Every tour is different, so come back as many times as you’d like.

For more information, contact Teri Scott, Director of Marketing, at or call 215.247.5777 x 121, cell 215.805.5496.

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 /