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Morris Arboretum, The

United States of America - Pennsylvania - Philadelphia

Institution Code: MOAR

International Agenda Registration: N
BGCI Member: Y

About the Morris Arboretum, The

The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is a historic public garden and educational institution. It promotes an understanding of the relationship between plants, people and place through programs that integrate science, art and the humanities.

Main Address:
Morris Arboretum, The
100 Northwestern Avenue
Pennsylvania 19118 United States of America

Telephone: (215) 247-5777
Fax: (215) 248-4439
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Paul W. Meyer, The F. Otto Haas Director
    Curator's Name: Anthony Aiello, Curator and Director of Horticulture
    Plant Records Officer's Name:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: State: Y
    Status: Educational: Y
  • Date founded: 1932
  • Physical Data
  • Total Area: 67 Hectares
    Latitude: 40.0848283
    Longitude: -75.2317794
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Y
    Arboretum: Y
    Arboretum Size: 67
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: N
    Seed Bank: N
    Published Plant Catalogue: Y
    Computer Plant Record System: Y
  • Open to public: Y
    Friends society: Y
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Y
  • Number of Volunteers: 500

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Hamamelidaceae, Acer (27 spp., 67 taxa), Ilex (17 spp., 111 taxa), Magnolia (13 spp., 51 taxa), Rhododendron and native deciduous azalea (14 spp., 10 taxa), Rosa (58 taxa). Extensive Asian collections collected in late 1800's by John Morris and Ernest Wil

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Education Signs in Garden: Y
    Public Lectures/Talks: Y
    Courses for General Public: Y