Featured Botanical Gardens/Arboreta

Morris Arboretum of The University of Pennsylvania

The official arboretum of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, whose thousands of woody plants include many of Philadelphia's oldest, rarest, and largest trees. 100 E. Northwestern Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19118. Tel: 215-247-5777. Cost: Fee.... More Info

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Barnes Foundation Arboretum

300 North Latch’s Ln., Merion Station, PA 19066. 610-667-0290. The 12-acre Arboretum contains over 3,000 species of woody plants and trees, a formal garden, a wisteria arbor, and rose garden. Fee.

Benjamin Rush Medicinal Plant Garden

The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 19 S. 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. 215-563-3737. Contains over 50 different kinds of herbs and illustrates their medicinal value. Free.

Pennsylvania Hospital Gardens

800 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107. 215-829-3370. Located on the hospital's 8th Street campus, the gardens feature a statue of William Penn, an original cornerstone inscribed by Benjamin Franklin, and a Physic Garden. Tours teach youth about the history of herbal medicine and its contributions to science and society. Cost: Free/Donation.