Witchhazel is your favorite?” at Morris Arboretum

On Saturday, February 17, 1-3pm bring your family to Morris Arboretum for a day of outdoor fun and garden exploration.  Follow the prepared scavenger hunt map to discover more than 70 varieties of colorful and fragrant witchhazels growing in the garden. Ranging in color from yellow and orange to pink and red, witchhazels are some of the first harbingers of spring, and the Arboretum’s witchhazel collection is unparalleled in the area. The scavenger hunt offers visitors a chance to compare the different varieties’ beautiful flowers and to take in their heady scent. After the hunt, guests may stop back at the Visitor Center to make a witchhazel related craft and to enjoy a sample of freshly cut witchhazels. An Arboretum expert will be on hand in the Upper Gallery from 1-3pm to answer questions on the variety and cultivation of witchhazels.  This event is included with regular admission and registration is not required.

Back by popular demand – Winter Witchhazel Tours!  On four Saturdays, February 17 & 24, and March 3 & 10 at 2pm, knowledgeable guides will lead visitors on tours throughout the garden, searching for brilliant witchhazels.  These tours start from the Widener Visitor Center, are included with garden admission and registration is not required.

Brighten your winter with a trip to the garden to delight in blooming witchhazels.  The scavenger hunt map will be distributed at the Visitor’s Center every day in February and March and is also available to download from the website from the witchhazel page.

Morris Arboretum is a 92-acre horticultural display garden that 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:www.morrisarboretum.org

Photo Credit:  Paul Meyer

Photo Caption:  At Morris Arboretum, witchhazels’ spicy, sweet fragrance is irresistible to visitors. Bring your family to the garden to enjoy a winter day outdoors searching for witchhazels during the “Witchhazel is your favorite?” event on February 17, 1-3pm.  And delight in these colorful harbingers of spring throughout February and March!  For more information, visit morrisarboretum.org.