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“Morrie Arboretum”
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Morris Arboretum
Ranked #31 of 443 things to do in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Morrie Arboretum”
Reviewed 30 July 2012

I have been a member and a contributor of this Arboretum and have been a huge supporter of their plant sales each year. The curators plan excellent events, classes and parties - which attract people from near and far. My 'after-wedding' pictures were all taking at this garden/arboretum.
During May each year, the plant sale provides quality plants, advice and camaraderie between coordinators, volunteers and visitors alike. Perhaps 75% of my garden has originated from these events.

Visited July 2012
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Doylestown, PA
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“Awesome daytrip. Fun for all!”
Reviewed 22 July 2012

Having lived about 30 minutes away for most of my life, I'm only disappointed I didn't check out the arboretum sooner. Delightfully beautiful and fun, even if you're not supremely into horticulture. There's lots of local history and the beauty is staggering. We had our 2.5 y/o son with us and he was running around smelling flowers the whole time. The train exhibit was fantastic. It featured miles of model trains zig-zagging through rare plants, replicas of local buildings, fairy-tales and Bilbo's Bag-End! This alone was worth the $16.00. We packed sandwiches and picnicked, though apparently this is frowned upon. The cafe seemed decently priced so next time we'll do that.

Visited July 2012
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Pennsylvania
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“A sanctuary from urban sprawl”
Reviewed 21 July 2012

Located just inside the northwestern Philadelphia border is a 92 acre haven. Morris has oft visited blacktoped paths as well as quiet walking trails. Aside from the well cared for plantings, are two built up highlights: the tree-house, and the seasonal model garden railway. There is beauty in this sanctuary year-round.

Visited June 2012
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Sellersville
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“Beautiful Place”
Reviewed 20 July 2012

My wife and I found this place on tripadvisor while looking for a day trip in our area. On a day we had a free afternoon and we decided to take the children. It is a beautiful place. The grounds were spotless and it seemed every where you looked was some sort of nook with a garden, archway, pond, or stream. It was fun a afternoon and the kids had a great time as well. Spectacular views and a lot of history also made it a great day. If you have children make sure you make your way to the treehouse. It is impressive and the children will love it. The train is also amazing with all the work that went into it the children will have a great time there as well.
The only reason it is not 5 stars is because I thought it was a bit expensive. Around $16 per person.

Visited July 2012
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Marlton, New Jersey, United States
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“beautiful day!”
Reviewed 15 July 2012

the grounds of this mansion are stunning! lots of little trails, bridges, nooks and crannies. what a great outing!

Visited May 2012
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