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.