Morris Arboretum

A couple of weeks ago when my parents were in town visiting, we went to the Morris Arboretum. It is a lovely historic garden out by Whitemarsh, owned and run by the University of Pennsylvania. (In fact, Penn faculty get in free; it’s $8 per person otherwise.)

There is a lot of variety to see. My favorite spot was the rose garden, even though there really weren’t many roses in bloom when we were there. But there were tons of other interesting flowers and a couple of cute ducks wandering around. Beyond the cultured gardens, there are lovely paths which meander among many different kinds of trees, little streams, sculptures, and sweeping meadows.

This tree is a giant Japanese maple (seriously, it was huge), photographed from underneath its foliage.

Japanese maple

I definitely recommend this garden if you’re looking for something a little closer than Longwood Gardens (which I still haven’t had a chance to go to).

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1 Comment so far

  1. jen (unregistered) on June 5th, 2007 @ 3:13 pm

    beautiful place! i live nearby and don’t visit nearly as often as i should. i love the random mercury temple.

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