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Morris Arboretum: Upcoming Events
February 3, 2009, Volume 55, No. 20

Arboretum Winter White Sale

Celebrating its 75th Anniversary, the Morris Arboretum encourages everyone to get outside this winter. Take advantage of their winter white sale—buy one adult admission at full price, get the second one free. Thousands of  woody plants, including some of Philadelphia’s oldest, rarest, and largest trees, are set in a 92-acre, Victorian landscape garden of winding paths, streams, flowers and special garden areas. The Morris Arboretum also has exhibits, classes and other special events. Admission is free for students, faculty and staff members with a valid PennCard.

The Arboretum restructured its admissions fees beginning January 1, 2009. The Arboretum last increased prices in 2005. The current increase will help them keep pace with rising garden operation costs, and will allow them to remain competitive with other area cultural institutions. For prices for those without PennCards see, www.morrisarboretum.org.

Tu B’Shevat Family Day at the Morris Arboretum: February 8

Celebrate the Jewish New Year of Trees at the official Arboretum of the Commonwealth on Sunday, February 8, 1-3 p.m. Activities include tree-related crafts like Tree Buddies and Seedling Plantings. The Arboretum will also feature special interactive demonstrations about what trees produce—date, palm, olive, pomegranate and fig. Free with regular admission and for Penn students, faculty and staff members with a valid PennCard. There will be crafts and other activities throughout the day. Kids will take home a tree seedling that could produce birch beer, if caretakers are diligent and patient.

And throughout the week of February 8February 15, in hour-long sessions, pre-K through 3rd grade groups will transplant a tree seedling to take home, learn how to care for their new tree buddy, and take a short tour of the Morris Arboretum. To schedule a group visit, call (215) 247-5777 ext 157. This is also free with regular admission.

Related: Update: February AT PENN

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