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
Beginning May 6, the arboretum will be open for visitation on Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am4 pm. The arboretum will close for the season on September 3.

Guidelines for a pleasant arboretum visit can be found here.

General admission is "pay as you wish." Guided tours are $10 for general visitors.

Enjoy free guided tours of the arboretum as a member. Join now.

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

Guided Tours

Saturdays, Sundays
1–2 pm

$10; members free
Call 215.278.7200.


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Audio Tour

To experience the Barnes Arboretum audio tour, click here.