A Nature Sanctuary in the Heart of Germantown
Awbury Arboretum is a vibrant landscape with a rich history in historic Germantown neighborhood of Northwest Philadelphia. Once the home of a prominent Quaker family, the Arboretum has been free and open to the public for over 100 years. The grounds feature planned gardens, historic buildings, AdventureWoods, and the Farm at Awbury.
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.
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.