Last installment of the Morris Arboretum photos, which includes: the Japanese garden, fountains from the English garden, the spring house, the outdoor toy train set (runs during the holidays starting at Thanksgiving), another small enclosed garden I forgot the name of, and an elegant little waterfall/stairway area leading back up towards the parking lot.
Yesterday’s entry about the Morris Arboretum mostly showcased the large rose garden. Today’s entry shows the fernery, log house, swan pond, squirrel’s nest, redwoods, and the Loggia.
*Note: The close up photo of the groundhog (Morris31) was taken by Zach.
It’s been a month since I’ve last written. I’ve taken many photos, turned a year older, and am currently recovering from a very nasty stomach bug that’s left me bedridden for several days. Keep your fingers crossed I am finally over it. I’ve managed to eat breakfast today, which is quite an improvement.
The Sunday before my birthday the weather was gorgeous and Zach wanted to do something outside. I suggested we visit the Morris Arboretum, so we packed up a lunch and headed out. If you live in the Philly area or are visiting, I highly suggest you give this place some consideration. It. Is. Gorgeous. We spent nearly 4 hours wandering the grounds and visiting the buildings. However, we still didn’t even get to see the whole front half of the grounds! The back half behind the visitor’s center was all we had time for. The grounds are immaculate, full of so many varieties of trees. I was amazed at how one area could include a rose garden, an English garden, a Japanese garden, a mini redwood grove, and a large sculpture garden among other sites. The buildings ranged in age dating back 250 years. Also, the early 1900s fountains and stone sculptures had me constantly clicking my camera. I took so many photos I’ve decided to divide our trip into a few posts. Enjoy.