Monday, May 24, 2010

Morris Arboretum Dazzles

Over the weekend we had a chance to journey to the edge of the Philadelphia city limits (just past Chestnut Hill) to visit the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania.
At any time of the year the Morris Arboretum is a natural treasure.
But look at the beautiful, vivid colors of May!
The Morris describes itself as "an interdisciplinary center that integrates art, science and the humanities." We describe it as sheer joy.
Here, thousands of rare and lovely woody plants, including some of Philadelphia's oldest, rarest, and largest trees, are set in a romantic, 92-acre, Victorian landscape garden of winding paths, streams, flowers and special garden areas.
Beginning with founder John Morris’s interest in growing plants from around the world, unusual specimens have flourished here for well over 100 years.
Philadelphia is a city of beautiful gardens and fantastic natural attractions. When you visit the Morris Arboretum you will discover why the City of Brotherly Love is also know as Penn's Greene Country Town. Bella!
All photos copyright 2010 by Daniel A. Cirucci.


Unknown said...

Glad to know that you enjoyed your visit! It is a wonderful time of the year to come and see all that is in bloom. The grand opening of the Garden Railway is this weekend, so you will be able to see this great exhibit the next time you stop by.

Dan Cirucci said...

Thanks so much.
You folks are doing a wonderful job.
We will certainly return and we encourage everyone to visit the Morris Arboretum and to spend some time in charming Chestnut Hill as well.
Well worth it.