AWBURY Arboretum

A Nature Sanctuary in the
Heart of Germantown

Tucked away in the historic Germantown neighborhood of Northwest Philadelphia, Awbury Arboretum is a vibrant landscape with a rich history. Once the private enclave of an extended Quaker family, Awbury Arboretum has been open to the public free of charge as a public park and arboretum for over 100 years. Its 56-acre historic landscape now stands as a green oasis in a densely populated urban environment.

Nature, history, and community intersect at Awbury, and the Awbury Arboretum Association is committed to stewarding the relationships between these three pillars of our mission, and continuing to tell its story.

Please take some time to explore the Arboretum online, and then come experience it in person. We know you’ll be glad you did.

The grounds of Awbury are free and open to the public every day, dawn to dusk. Click here to learn more about hours and admission.

Francis Cope House - Awbury Arboretum - Philadelphia, PA

The Francis Cope House

The Cope House is home to Awbury’s administrative offices, as well a social event venue, workshops, dinners, wellness classes, and other community programs.


AdventureWoods is a natural materials playground space located in Awbury’s Secret Garden.

The Farm at Awbury

From gardening to goat walks, festivals, workshops, cooperative farming, and much more, there’s always more to discover at The Farm at Awbury.

Wetlands at Awbury Arboretum | Philadelphia, PA

Pond & Meadows

Having undergone a complete restoration over the past two years, Awbury’s wetlands reflect the plan of landscape architect Arthur Cowell and connects to the Wingohocking Creek.

Visiting Awbury

Upcoming Events

Blues on The Farm

Fri, July 22nd, 6:00PM

Enjoy live blues with the Philly Blues Society at the pavilion on the The Farm at Awbury. This concert features the talents of Georgie Bonds, Gypsy Joe Alves, and The Groove Prophets.

Sunday Fun Days

Every Sunday, May 1- Oct 30

Meet us at The Farm at Awbury for workshops, wellness classes, demonstrations, and family-friendly activities.


July 1st – August 30th (reception on Aug 26th)

This shows features selected works by painter and printmaker, Stephen Kennedy.” The monotypes in this show were made over a period of 8 years and inspired by [Kennedy’s] family.” Make sure to view this profound art show.

Outdoor Art Exhibit

Through Oct 31st

We invite you to walk the Beech Hollow Trail at Awbury Arboretum to see the outdoor paintings posted in the beech grove by artist Ann Hopkins Wilson

What Is An Arboretum?

An arboretum is a type of botanical garden dedicated to the collection and study of “woody” plants (trees and shrubs). We like to tell the children who visit for our educational programs to think of an arboretum as a “tree museum.”

To be more specific, an arboretum is a place that has intentionally preserved specific trees and shrubs for educational and scientific purposes. At Awbury Arboretum, visitors are welcome to view and study the specimens in our plant collection at any time during open hours, free of charge. Awbury also provides educational classes and events for all ages with a mission to connect our community to the Arboretum’s landscape.


Maps Of Awbury Arboretum

Support for Arts Programming and General Operations made possible
by a grant from the
Philadelphia Cultural Fund.

New signage made possible
by a grant from the 
PECO Green Region Open Space Program,
Administered by Natural Lands.