The Barnes Arboretum


The Barnes Foundation's Merion Campus
The Barnes Foundation's Merion Campus

Explore this unique arboretum in a suburban neighborhood, whose amazing specimen trees and diverse plant collections were cultivated for teaching in formal and informal garden settings.

A visit to the Barnes Arboretum in Merion, Pennsylvania, is a wonderful way to extend your experience of the Barnes Foundation's legendary art collection in Philadelphia. Venture a mere 8 miles from the city to explore this 12-acre hidden treasure filled with magnificent specimens of rare trees, plant collections, and breathtaking blooms. If Albert Barnes expressed his passion through art appreciation, his wife, Laura, expressed hers through the cultivation of beautiful plants and the establishment of the horticulture education program, which celebrates its 75th anniversary during the 2015–2016 academic year. Pack a picnic, stroll the grounds, and cultivate new inspiration at the Barnes Foundation.

Learn more about the Barnes Arboretum's plant collections.

Arboretum hours
The Barnes Arboretum thanks you for another successful season. The arboretum is currently closed for the winter, but will reopen to the public in the spring of 2016.


$5; members free

Tickets available on site


300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion, PA 19066
PDF with directions
Free parking available 

Guided Tours

Friday, Saturdays, and Sundays
1–2 pm

$10; members $8
Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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