Arboretum of the Barnes Foundation


Arboretum of the Barnes Foundation
300 North Latch's Ln.
Merion, PA 19066

Just eight miles from our Philadelphia campus, you’ll find the Barnes Arboretum, home to our living collection and horticulture school. From May to September, visitors are invited to explore the grounds and learn about our rare plants and breathtaking blooms. The 12-acre arboretum is astonishingly diverse for its size, with more than 2,500 varieties of woody and herbaceous plants, many rare. The peony and lilac collections date from the early 1900s and are important genetic resources for conservation and study. An herbarium started in 1968 by John Fogg, a longtime instructor at the arboretum school and director after Mrs. Barnes, contains more than 10,000 specimens that supplement teaching and research.

Pay as you wish. Open weekends, 11am – 4pm, from May to September.
Guided tours, 1 – 2pm, $10; members free. Call 215.278.7200 to reserve.