Capturing the spring landscape on canvas at the Morris Arboretum. Courtesy of the Morris Arboretum.
Checking out the hundreds of varieties of ferns in Morris Arboretum's freestanding glass fernery. Courtesy of the Morris Arboretum.
Following the clues on one of Morris Arboretum's scavenger hunts. Courtesy of the Morris Arboretum.
The Morris Arboretum got its start in 1887 as Compton, the summer home of brother and sister John and Lydia Morris. In 1932, Compton became the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania. Today the arboretum is home to more than 12,000 labeled plants of approximately 2,500 types, several historic buildings, and a collection of historic and contemporary sculpture. Also a center for botanical and horticultural research, the arboretum promotes an understanding of the relationship between plants, people, and place through programs that integrate science, art, and the humanities.