After a year of good work in the beautiful gardens of St. John’s our Garden Party is going on a fall adventure to the Morris Arboretum. You are invited to join them on Tuesday, October 17 (rain date is October 24). Transportation will be by car pool, leaving St. John’s at 9:30 a.m. and returning at about 3:30 p.m. Cost for Admission: Children under 3: Free, Youth (3-17 years): $9.00, Students, Active and Retired Military (must have ID): $9.00; Adult: $17.00; Seniors (65+ years): $15.00. Parents with young children are especially invited to come along. (There is a garden tree house and a railroad that kids just love!) Lunch can be purchased at the garden or you are welcome to pack a bag lunch. You can sign up via the Yellow Communication Card in the bulletin or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
One of the most beautiful of the 30 gardens within 30 miles of Philadelphia, Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is set on 166 acres at the outer edge of Philadelphia’s Chestnut Hill neighborhood. It was founded in 1887 as the private estate of siblings John and Lydia T. Morris. The arboretum was established in 1932 as a university-administered arboretum and public garden for research, education and horticultural display. It became the official Arboretum of the Commonwealth in 1988. The Morris Arboretum treats visitors to an ever-changing display of rare and beautiful plants and trees all year long and is stunning in the fall. It is a place of big trees, a place of beauty, a historic landscape, a scientific institution, a teaching garden, a place of art and architecture, and a place of peace and healing.