Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

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In the afternoon, if you want to escape the city life, explore the classic British landscape and sculpture garden at the 92-acre Victorian Botanical Garden in northwest Philadelphia, Morris Arboretum.

The botanical garden is connected to the nearby University of Pennsylvania and is an interdisciplinary center that integrates the arts, sciences and humanities.

Thousands of rare and adorable forest plants grow here, including Philadelphia’s oldest, rarest, and most spectacular trees.

Reasons to visit

With its beautiful 19th century beauty, you will find a formal rose garden, majestic old trees and rare plants from North America, Asia, Africa and Europe, where you can see the arrival of the birds.

The amazing collection of outdoor sculptures, including works by George Rickey, Madeleine Butcher, George Sugarman and Linda Cunningham, etc., is a valuable resource for local gardeners and art lovers. Children love the garden train, which runs through the miniature landscape and the hidden tunnel under the Mercury loggia. On summer nights, adults can also enjoy a blanket or picnic in the lush green area on the deck and listen to live jazz.